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Brazilian mining company Vale’s nickel Sudbury mine worker’s union committee have refused to call off the strike after members of ‘Local 6500’ rejected Vale’s second offer citing “minimal improvements” regarding employee benefits. 


Around 2,500 members from the union committee are workers at Vale’s Sudbury mine in Canada. The company presented a second offer after the first one was rejected earlier in the month.


The new offer from Vale addressed the concerns from the union members including pensions and wages. The company said it was disappointed with the rejection but will still seek a way to be committed to the Sudbury project. 


Vale had to temporarily halt operations at the mine after the workers rejected its initial offer. The Brazilian miner is attempting to turn around its Ontario operations to attract investments in new sources of nickel ore.

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