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Layoff notices revised for IOC at Sept-Iles

Members of local 9344 Steelworkers at a meeting in Sept-Iles on March 28.
Members of local 9344 Steelworkers at a meeting in Sept-Iles on March 28. - Submitted

IOC also suspends Community Investment Program

The Iron Ore Company of Canada has revised the number of hourly workers who will be laid off at their Sept-Iles operation.

Originally 191 people were to be laid off at the facility, which deals mainly with the rail and port facility. IOC has cancelled the layoffs for 74 of those workers, which leaves 117 workers to be placed on layoff May 14.


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In a communique IOC explained “In order to ensure manpower requirements at the operations level and to respect bumping rights in another occupation for confirmed qualified employees, the layoff notices have been revised.”

In other developments, IOC has suspended its Community Investment Program. In a memo from Maxine Savignac, VP Human Resources, Communications and External Relations, he says because of the work stoppage they were suspending the Community Investment Program in Labrador City and Sept-Iles.

The memo goes on to say IOC’s priority is to improve flexibility and to be a responsible and competitive business for the long term.

Meanwhile the Community Investment Program supports groups and organizations such as Relay for Life, Cain’s Quest, Gateway Labrador JRS middle school, MADD, the library, minor soccer, Nordic skiing, Twin City Seniors and many others.

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