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FFAW-Unifor Membership Grows at Nickel Plant in Long Harbour

June 4, 2018

In May, FFAW-Unifor President Keith Sullivan visited Vale’s nickel processing plant in Long Harbour. Sullivan toured the facility with Pennecon local chair Dwayne Harnum and Allan Moulton, staff representative.

FFAW-Unifor now has approximately 150 Pennecon members at the Long Harbour facility who provide the majority of maintenance services to the nickel plant.

“It was a real pleasure to tour the facility with Dwayne. Vale has a massive operation underway in Long Harbour, and our members with Pennecon provide a huge contribution to the success of this work,” said Sullivan.

Industrial Director Greg Pretty and Staff Representative Allan Moulton are in regular dialogue with the local union membership and the company concerning issues that arise on day to day basis.

FFAW-Unifor continues to work on the first collective agreement for employees of Provincial Ready Mix, the cleaners at Long Harbour.

“This three-year ongoing battle has been very challenging for workers and we are hopeful the fight will come to successful conclusion soon,” said Pretty.