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Vale, Steelworkers Resume Contract Negotiations in Ontario

Industry News 11:46:20AM Jun 21, 2010 Source:SMM

SUDBURY, Jun. 21 -- Vale SA, the world's fourth-largest nickel producer, and striking workers in Sudbury, Ontario, resumed labor talks yesterday, a company spokesman said today.

"Talks are ongoing," Cory McPhee said in a phone interview from Toronto. Workers represented by the United Steelworkers at Vale operations in Sudbury have been on strike since July 13.

Wayne Fraser, a USW spokesman and director, wasn't immediately available for comment.

Mediator Kevin Burnett has said "progress was made" in negotiations that took place June 4-7.

OAO GMK Norilsk Nickel, Jinchuan Group Ltd. and BHP Billiton Ltd. were the world's biggest producers of refined nickel in 2009.

 

Vale, Steelworkers Resume Contract Negotiations in Ontario

Industry News 11:46:20AM Jun 21, 2010 Source:SMM

SUDBURY, Jun. 21 -- Vale SA, the world's fourth-largest nickel producer, and striking workers in Sudbury, Ontario, resumed labor talks yesterday, a company spokesman said today.

"Talks are ongoing," Cory McPhee said in a phone interview from Toronto. Workers represented by the United Steelworkers at Vale operations in Sudbury have been on strike since July 13.

Wayne Fraser, a USW spokesman and director, wasn't immediately available for comment.

Mediator Kevin Burnett has said "progress was made" in negotiations that took place June 4-7.

OAO GMK Norilsk Nickel, Jinchuan Group Ltd. and BHP Billiton Ltd. were the world's biggest producers of refined nickel in 2009.