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Union challenges potash mine

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A fight to represent workers at the Agrium Vault potash mine near Vanscoy, Sask., has led to a subcontractor being taken to the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board.
Union challenges potash mine

 

 

A fight to represent workers at the Agrium Vault potash mine near Vanscoy, Sask., has led to a subcontractor being taken to the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board.

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 529 is accusing Alliance Energy Industrial of unfair labour practices.

The IBEW is seeking to unseat the Christian Labour Association of Canada as the representation for about 700 electrical workers employed by Alliance Energy at the mine.

Paul Janetzki with the IBEW says the CLAC is a “employer-dominated organization.”

He alleges that employees who have openly supported the IBEW’s certification drive have been threatened with dismissal.

The case goes before the labour board on July 18.

News from © Canadian Press Enterprises Inc., 2014

by Journal Of Commerce last update:Jul 22, 2014

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