Government urges speedy resolution to strike at Voiseys Bay

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After meeting this week to discuss the impact of the ongoing strike at Voisey's Bay on employees and Labrador communities, the provincial government and the Nunatsiavut government today encouraged Vale Inco and the United Steel Workers' Union to resolve their differences and put an end to this strike.
"We are equally concerned with the impact this strike is having on people in Labrador, particularly along the North Coast," Natural Resources Minister Kathy Dunderdale said.
"We are encouraging both parties to end this polarization and conclude an agreement that will return people to work."
The strike began in August 2009. Approximately 200 employees are involved in the strike, which is having a devastating impact on workers and their families, and the communities in which they live.
"We are extremely concerned about the social and economic impacts this strike is having on our people and our communities," said Nunatsiavut's First Minister Tony Andersen. "It is our hope that both sides can somehow find a way to get back to the table to put an end to this dispute as soon as possible."

Geographic location: Voiseys Bay, Labrador, North Coast

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  • JC
    July 02, 2010 - 13:27

    I TOTALLY AGREE WITH NASTY NATE!!! I DON'T CARE WHICH SIDE CAVES TO TELL YOU THE THRUTH.. BUT THIS IS A LITTLE CHILDISH NOW.. GROW UP PEOPLE

  • Dan
    July 02, 2010 - 13:17

    Nasty Nate ,You must the most one sided thinker on the planet .These workers deserve to be treated by their employers with respect.The workers only want a fair deal ,if millions are being lost because of these 200 workers then why is the company trying to run with replacement workers which they have to pay more for with little production and no profits to show for their efforts.Any economist would tell you that this is utter stupidity on behalf of the company.Should they just lock out all their employees unionized or not when things don't go their way.You must be a pro Vale supporter if you believe that the people of NL and LB are not worth a decent contract...Hang in the Voiseys Bay ,we in Sudbury are behind you 100%...

  • David
    July 02, 2010 - 13:13

    Take a page frojm the Danny book of contract negotiations: Treat 'em all like doctors!!

    That'll settle everything nice and quick.

  • Nasty
    July 02, 2010 - 13:10

    More then enough time has transpired. Final offer time people. Either take it or permit the owners to run a non-union shop and move on. I am more then sure a large majority of the workers will come to the door hat in hand to keep their jobs.

    The only limits government should place on employers and employees is that they either come up with a plan or restructure after six months. This is costing the province millions and millions of dollars.

  • JC
    July 01, 2010 - 20:14

    I TOTALLY AGREE WITH NASTY NATE!!! I DON'T CARE WHICH SIDE CAVES TO TELL YOU THE THRUTH.. BUT THIS IS A LITTLE CHILDISH NOW.. GROW UP PEOPLE

  • Dan
    July 01, 2010 - 19:58

    Nasty Nate ,You must the most one sided thinker on the planet .These workers deserve to be treated by their employers with respect.The workers only want a fair deal ,if millions are being lost because of these 200 workers then why is the company trying to run with replacement workers which they have to pay more for with little production and no profits to show for their efforts.Any economist would tell you that this is utter stupidity on behalf of the company.Should they just lock out all their employees unionized or not when things don't go their way.You must be a pro Vale supporter if you believe that the people of NL and LB are not worth a decent contract...Hang in the Voiseys Bay ,we in Sudbury are behind you 100%...

  • David
    July 01, 2010 - 19:50

    Take a page frojm the Danny book of contract negotiations: Treat 'em all like doctors!!

    That'll settle everything nice and quick.

  • Nasty
    July 01, 2010 - 19:46

    More then enough time has transpired. Final offer time people. Either take it or permit the owners to run a non-union shop and move on. I am more then sure a large majority of the workers will come to the door hat in hand to keep their jobs.

    The only limits government should place on employers and employees is that they either come up with a plan or restructure after six months. This is costing the province millions and millions of dollars.