Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Vale Welcomes Premier Williams Announcement

Vale welcomes Premier William’s latest announcement to resolve the lengthy strike at Voisey’s Bay.

Williams announced last week that an Industrial Inquiry will be launched unless the strike is resolved within two weeks.

An industrial inquiry will see the appointment of one or more members who sit on a conciliation board.

The members will try to get the two parties to reach an agreement.

Bob Carter is the General Manager for Vale in Newfoundland and Labrador.

He says the inquiry will address the companies concerns about the difficulties they have experienced in dealing with the union.

Vale hopes the inquiry will provide an opportunity to engage in constructive negotiations.

Carter says that Vale is prepared to head back to the table at any time.

He adds that they are prepared to do so once the two parties are prepared to work together towards reaching an agreement.

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