Monday, September 20, 2010

Talks Continue Between USW and Vale

The United Steelworkers and Vale have entered their second day of negotiations.

Negotiations between the parties began Sunday, September 19.

The negotiations are being assisted by a government-appointed mediator.

The government hopes the mediator, Bill Wells, will help bring an end to the lengthy strike.

Wayne Fraser is the United Steelworkers District Director for Ontario and Atlantic Canada.

He says neither party is releasing any information on the progress of the negotiations until either talks break off or an agreement is reached.

The talks were originally scheduled for two days.

Fraser says that the negotiations will continue outside of the two scheduled days if progress is being made.

The employees have been on strike for nearly 14 months.

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