Local 6500 News

21 Nov

United Steelworkers seeks Ottawa’s help for striking Mexican miners at Canadian-operated mine

One of the largest Canadian trade unions is calling on the federal government to intervene with Mexican authorities and a Canadian mining company after two people were killed near a Canadian-operated gold mine in the country’s southern Guerrero state on Saturday. The United Steelworkers (USW) says the murder of two striking workers underscores the widespread

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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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