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News Archive: Vale
Vale’s Manitoba Operations is pleased to announce that USW Local 6166 members have voted 87.8% in favour of accepting the Company’s Offer of Settlement for a new three-year collective bargaining agreement. [Click on Logo to learn more]
“This news provides an additional degree of certainty for our community and those of us who live here,” said Lovro Paulic, one of three General Managers at the Thompson operations. “Under the leadership of the Mayor and council, and with participation from other community stakeholders, we’ve embarked on a collaborative process to strengthen the economic future for Thompson.” [Click on Logo to learn more]
While the Ryan trophy recognizes safety performance specific to the mines, Vale in Manitoba established new standards of safety excellence across the breadth of its Thompson operations last year. Taken together, the mines, mill, smelter and refinery have improved their combined disabling injury from a frequency rate of 7 in 2000 to an all-time low of 0.7 in 2010. [Click on Logo to learn more]
The Ma-Mow-We-Tak Friendship Centre in Thompson, Manitoba recently finished building a brand new, 20,422 square foot facility to house its various service and programs under one roof. Life skills, recreation and employment, as well as education and training are specific areas of focus for the Centre. [Click on Logo to learn more]
Vale is pleased to share with you the first issue of Manitoba Operations Update – a new communication vehicle designed to facilitate dialogue and communication with our employees in Thompson, Manitoba. [Click on Logo to learn more]
Two key issues underpin the operating changes in Manitoba. Mineral reserves in Thompson have not been sufficient to operate the smelter and refinery at full capacity for some time. To account for this shortfall, Vale has been importing as much as 45 per cent of the nickel processed in Thompson from sources outside Manitoba. This external feed is no longer available after 2013. Also contributing to the change are new federal SO2 emission standards expected to come into effect in 2015. The new standards require a reduction in airborne emissions of approximately 88 per cent from current levels at the Thompson operation. Vale has concluded that it cannot practically meet this new regulatory standard in Manitoba. [Click on Logo to learn more]