Monday, November 22, 2010

Industrial Inquiry Proceedings

The Industrial Inquiry Commission is continuing with its investigation into the ongoing labour dispute between the United Steelworkers Local 9508 and Vale.

John Roil is the Chair of the Commission.

He says they have received the information which was requested from each of the parties.

The information details the proceeding of the negotiations to date.

Roil says commission members are engaged in discussions with both parties to better understand their positions.

He says they are appreciative of the parties’ cooperation so far.

Roil says the next step in this process is to provide an opportunity for the Innu Nation and the Nunatsiavut Government to make presentations.

The presentations will detail what effect the dispute may be having on the two aboriginal groups and their Impact and Benefits Agreements (IBA) with Vale.

He says the Commission will hear from the two groups on Friday in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

Roil says both groups are in a unique position to be affected by the dispute because of their IBA’s.

The meetings will be closed sessions.

The parties involved include the Commission, representatives of the aboriginal groups, Vale and the United Steelworkers.

1 comment:

  1. this strike isnt have any affect on nunatsiavut becouse there still getting benefits from the scab labour in voiseys