April 2, 2018
Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corporation’ USW Local 9344 (Sept-Îles) has rejected IOC’s offer and voted in favour of a strike.
Local 9344 will not have the right to actually strike before April 10 at the earliest.
IOC continues to have ongoing discussions with the union regarding the maintenance, during a strike, of essential services (mainly freight and passenger service to Schefferville and Labrador City) for which some qualified unionized employees are required.
According to an earlier statement from the company, a strike at IOC is expected to adversely affect the revenue of LIORC as its income is entirely dependent on the sale of iron ore products by IOC.
(Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corporation)