·  by Monica Lamb-Yorski   ·  Williams Lake Tribune

Union Responds to Mount Polley Mine Restart

The union representing workers at Mount Polley Mine is welcoming the mine’s restricted restart approval announced Thursday.

“I just got off the phone with mine management and they are starting to recall today approximately 30 maintenance and operations (employees),” said Paul French, president of United Steelworkers Local 1-425.

“We are quite pleased it’s happened sooner than later. We were hoping for sooner.”

Since the Aug. 4, 2014 tailings impoundment breach, approximately 75 union workers have remained employed at the site, French added, noting more workers will be called back once various permits are approved. “We are hopeful everything will proceed on track,” he said.

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