Friday, 27 November 2009

Demonstration in NY against BCIU and Vale CEO Roger Agnelli

Thursday, December 3
6:00-8:00 pm
Outside the Waldorf Astoria
Corner of Park Ave and 50th St.

On December 3rd in New York City the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU) is presenting Vale CEO Roger Agnelli with its Global Citizenship Award.
Agnelli isn’t a ‘good citizen.’ Under his watch Vale has waged an all out war on workers all over the world.
Vale’s misconduct includes:
- Provoking a labor dispute with the United Steelworkers (USW) in Canada by demanding unnecessary concessions from workers despite making billions in profit. For the first time in the history of Sudbury, Ontario Vale is preparing to use replacement workers in an effort to break the strike. Vale has also attacked living standards for retired workers.
- In Brazil, Vale has demanded concessions from its workers, carried out corporate construction projects which displaced thousands of people from their homes, polluted the environment and been fined by the government for illegal logging.
- n New Caledonia, indigenous groups have protested Vale’s violation of their rights as well as massive pollution, including an acid spill which affected a World

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