Striking workers and community members alike are wondering why Nunatsiavut Government employees are posting employment opportunities for temporary positions at the Voisey’s Bay Mine site.
Theresa Hollett is the Impacts and Benefits Agreement (IBA) Coordinator for the Nunatsiavut Government.
She says that it is a commitment in the IBA that all job opportunities provided at the mine site are made available to Nunatsiavut beneficiaries.
The IBA states that preference will be given to qualified Innu and Inuit employees when it comes to employment at the site.
Hollet says these latest employment opportunities came through the Nunatsiavut Government.
They were further distributed by the liaison officers in each of the communities.
She says it is an obligation in the IBA that all job ads go through the Nunatsiavut Government.
This process is used to ensure that Nunatsiavut beneficiaries have a fair chance at receiving employment at the site.