Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Steelworkers Approve a Motion to Not Vote on Vale’s Offer

A motion not to vote on Vale’s latest offer has been tabled by the United Steelworkers.

Members of the United Steelworkers Local 9508 gathered in Happy Valley-Goose Bay today to discuss Vale’s latest offer.

Darren Cove is President of the Local 9508.

He says union members were flown in from the north coast to meet with Upper Lake Melville members and discuss the latest offer.

Cove says most of the members came to the meeting with the notion that they would vote on the offer.

The offer includes a memorandum of settlement proposal and a return to work proposal.

After reviewing the offer, the delegation decided that the offer was “not even worthy of a vote.”

A motion has been passed that would see the members not voting on Vale’s latest offer.

That motion must be voted on by the members of the United Steelworkers Local 9508.

Cove says they will be travelling to several locations to discuss the offer with the members.

Over the next while they will visit Labrador West, southern Labrador and the Island.

1 comment:

  1. From what I hear and read in the news, I think the Union Representatives are only thinking of themselves. They are getting paid so they have no fear of losing their homes, cars or whatever. To think they never gave their members the chance to vote on the latest offer. TIME TO END THIS STRIKE!!!!