Published Sunday October 24th, 2010
THE CANADIAN PRESS
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - The Newfoundland government will go ahead with an industrial inquiry into the 15-month strike at the Voisey's Bay nickel mine in Labrador.
Talks between the United Steelworkers and the mine's owner, Vale Newfoundland and Labrador Ltd., ended without agreement Friday despite a last-minute bid to end the stalemate by Premier Danny Williams.
Williams had imposed a deadline on the two sides to resolve the dispute, saying he would go ahead with the inquiry if a deal wasn't reached by last Friday.
Human Resources Minister Susan Sullivan says she's dismayed that the government has to intervene.
She says the government has given a three-member commission broad terms of reference to investigate the dispute.