There is no doubt, the prolonged strike at the Iron ore company of Canada is causing a slowdown for most businesses In the Labrador West area.
Some have reduced hours of operations, and some have had to cut workers hours, or in some cases lay them off.
The consequences of the strike were the topic of discussion at meeting of the Board of Directors of the Labrador West Chamber of Commerce, along with a large group of people who work in local businesses.
In general, the group discussed the ways the strike is affecting businesses in the area, and looked at things to do to deal with the present situation.
The chamber has now written a letter to both the Steelworkers union and IOC, asking they consider the impacts the strike is having on all people affected.
The letters goes on to say that the Chamber believes they have competent teams on both sides to resolve the dispute. The Chamber asks that the company and the union make an effort to return to negotiations as soon as possible for the prosperity of Labrador West.