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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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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