First agreement for YUL bar and restaurant employees... The USW also wants a system of "progressive discipline" to be incorporated into the new agreement. For now, Bussey says, Vale controls its own disciplinary policy and the union is not satisfied with its use. The union says there are a lot of issues on the table that they want to resolve before they even start negotiations on the monetary side of a new agreement. Vale declined to be asked about the negotiations and said they preferred not to use the media to talk about the collective bargaining process. Vale and USW Local 9508, which represent 250 Voisey`s Bay employees, have been negotiating a new deal since February, but the two sides have found virtually nothing, according to Bussey. Negotiations between the United Steel Workers union and Vale for a new collective agreement for Voisey`s Bay companies have failed and could lead to a strike this summer, according to an ETC spokesperson. According to Bussey, if an agreement is not reached, IT is possible that the ETC workers at Voisey`s Bay will go on strike in early July. "The last collective agreement expired on March 31 and we were determined to stay at the negotiating table to negotiate a new contract. But there have been no meaningful negotiations and it appears that the company prefers a more confrontational approach," Bussey said. We prefer to talk directly about these issues with the union, unlike the media, which is why we are very interested in coming back to the table and working with them to reach a new agreement," the spokesman said in a written statement, Vale was not willing to address important issues such as health and safety issues , which have become more important.
, because the company is expanding its underground mining operations in Voisey`s Bay. Bussey said. "We are waiting for the (provincial) conciliation officer to decide whether or not to write his report... We would then be able to conduct a legal strike vote 15 days after receiving the report," said Boyd Bussey, a representative of the ETC staff. "Workers, their families and communities are waiting for a fair deal, not the senseless provocations of the past," said Marty Warren, CTE Director for Atlantic Canada and Ontario. . More information: Marty Warren, ETC Director for Atlantic Canada and Ontario, 416-243-8792; Boyd Bussey, USW Staff Representative, 709-753-0864, 709-727-8632, [email protected]; Bob Gallagher, ETC Communications, 416-544-5966, 416-434-2221, [email protected] In a written statement, a Vale spokesperson said they were disappointed that the union was "part" of the negotiations.