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Steelworkers, Vale Resume Negotiations as Strike Begins in Sudbury

SUDBURY, Ont. – Contract negotiations resumed today between the United Steelworkers (USW) and mining giant Vale after union members rejected the company’s contract offer, setting off a strike by 2,600 workers.

In voting held throughout the day Monday, union members voted by a 70% majority to reject a contract offer from Vale, leading to the strike at 12:01 a.m. today as the workers’ collective agreement with the company expired.

“Our members have given us a strong mandate and sent Vale a clear message to get back to the bargaining table to negotiate a fair deal,” said Nick Larochelle, President of USW Local 6500 which represents 2,600 workers at 10 different Vale facilities.

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