Tuesday, June 8, 2010

IBA Obligates NG to Distribute Temporary Job Ads for Vale

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.


  1. The IBA is a load of BS, it has never benefited the Inuit on the coast as it is supposed to!! A big farce is what it is, fuelled by nepotism!

  2. From a Inuk from Nain, The strikers who are on strike approach the NG to see what action they can take in regards to resolving the strike situation and the response always WAS " we cannot intervene and we remain neutral to both the union and the companies, this is a problem between them- not us" however, we the Nunatsivut gov't will help the companies find scab labour to replace you. Also, just for example on the very off chance that a Proud Inuk (ofcourse Inuit never would scab- thats just disgusting)takes one of these scab positions? What would happen to them when the returned to their respective communities?During Previous strikes Nunatsiavut Gov't has not taken this road, they are doing it now and this represents a radial change in policy and that Nunatsiavut Gov't not only condones the use of scab labour on Inuit lands but will actively support companies to replace Inuit workers.