Ushitau Maintenance Inc. recently joined its fellow local 9508 members of the United Steelworkers Union (USW) on the picket line.
Ushitau joins the same USW group that has been on strike for nearly a year.
Torngait Services Incorporated’s (TSI) contract had expired at around the same time as Ushitau’s.
According to their negotiators, TSI’s collective agreement was automatically renewed when the union failed to give TSI the required notice to bargain.
A disagreement over this issue is presently being investigated by the Labour Relations Board.
TSI holds a contract with Vale to supply camp support services, logistics support and project management.