Local 6500 News

15 Nov

Layoff at Coleman extended for weeks

It could be a month now before nearly 500 workers at Coleman Mine in Levack can return to work. Last week Vale temporarily suspended operations at the mine to undertake repairs to a ventilation compartment in the shaft. “Upon further analysis of the work by our maintenance and engineering teams, it is now expected that

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14 Jan

International Mine Rescue Competition

Kirkland Lake Gold was the overall winner of the International Mine Rescue Competition in Sudbury Aug. 19 to 26. The Boliden Tara Mines team from Ireland was second overall and the KGHM White Eagles third. Kirkland Lake Gold also topped the emergency underground scenario, while fellow Canadians Compass Minerals, Goderich Mine came in second and

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14 Jan

Partnership benefits Sudbury’s United Way

Vale and The United Steelworkers announced Tuesday that together with Vale’s employee match, they raised more than $550,000 in a joint fundraising campaign for the United Way Sudbury and Nipissing Districts. “This donation to the United Way will go a long way in supporting many important programs that support those in need in our community,”

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Unity And Strength For Workers