Ushitau Maintenance employees of the Voisey’s Bay Mine site have officially gone on strike.
Darren Cove is the President of the United Steelworkers local 9508.
He says as of 12pm today Ushitau employees withdrew their services from the Voisey’s Bay Mine site and called a strike.
The employees are flying out of the site at approximately 2:30pm.
Cove says that Ushitau had received their final offer from Vale and 96 percent voted against the deal resulting in a strike.
Ushitau Maintenance is responsible for maintaining the site’s concentrator and loading dock.
There are about 50-60 people employed with the contractor.