As Labrador West families wait for a resolution to longstanding concerns about industrial disease, government is holding on to a vital report – a medical audit that workers say may contain inaccurate information.
NDP Labour Critic Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says government must step in to alleviate the toxic work environment at the IOC mine in Labrador City. Michael adds that a change to the Labour Relations Act, if government were willing to make it, would work to prevent similar future situations.
NDP Critic for Labour Relations Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says it’s no surprise that the union representing iron ore workers in Labrador West is calling for an industrial inquiry into labour relations at the mine: there are 2400 outstanding grievances, 150 workers scheduled for layoffs, and the union couldn’t even get a meeting with the Premier when he was in the town in Fe
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) is expressing concern over the worsening labour relations climate at the IOC mine. United Steelworkers Local 5795 has filed approximately 2,500 grievances on behalf of workers in past months and is now raising a red flag regarding the changed shift schedule the company has arbitrarily introduced.
NDP Health & Safety critic George Murphy (MHA, St. John’s East) wants to know why government is not reporting to the people of Labrador West what is happening with a major health concern in the area. He has written to Service NL Minister Tony Cornect requesting a report on the progress.
NDP Health and Community Services Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) responded to Government’s announcement that a long awaited medical audit in Labrador West will be conducted by Morneau Shepell.
NDP Health and Community Services Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) is calling on government to immediately tell the people of Labrador West when they will see the start of the dust study in their community.
It has been two years since Service NL committed to do a medical review of x-rays of mineworkers in Labrador West. Today in the House of Assembly, NDP Health Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) wanted to know why the review hasn’t yet started, despite the fact that a company has been selected to do the job.