The United Steelworkers and Vale will be heading back to the table this Wednesday, October 20, 2010.
The return to negotiations starts two days before the date set for an industrial inquiry.
Premier Williams announced that the inquiry would be launched if no agreement was reached in two weeks.
Those two weeks are up on Friday, October 22.
Darren Cove, President of the United Steelworkers Local 9508, welcomes the possible inquiry.
He says the union is positive that they have bargained in good faith and an inquiry will show that.
The strikers have been off the job for well over 14 months.
The two parties return to the table in St. John’s on the morning of October 20, 2010.