Sudbury Coleman Mine in short-term shutdown until December due to repairs

Sudbury Coleman Mine in short-term shutdown until December due to repairs
Coleman Mine operations suspended for 30 days
Rick Bertrand, president of the United Steel Workers Local 6500, said this sudden shutdown has been a major disruption, as the number of workers affected represents 20 per cent of the union's membership and the union has been working non-stop ever since to help those members.

“Due to that, our mines are not in the best shape. There’s a lot of work that needs to be done. Due to that, now our members are paying the price.”

Coleman Mine operations suspended for 30 days

“Today we received a call saying that our members will be getting laid off,” he said. “Obviously, we’re not very happy about that.”
0 Likes0 CommentsSubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:Last week Vale temporarily suspended operations at the mine to undertake repairs to a ventilation compartment in the shaft.
She added that the safety of the workers is the top priority of the company.

“When the shaft is in that bad of repair that we have to send our members home and lay them off, that’s not a good thing,” he said.

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“There’s been conversation about mid-December, but we don’t know if it will be longer or shorter,” he said. “It’s a really bad situation and a bad time with Christmas coming. We have a lot of young members with young families, and it’s really impacting them, for sure.”He said employees have been receiving calls as early as the morning of Nov. 14 notifying them of the suspension.

However, due to the sheer number of people affected, he said there won't be work for everybody.

A file photo of the Coleman Mine head frame in Levack. (Gino Donato/Sudbury Star)Tuesday, November 14, 2017 4:28:57 EST PM

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