The union representing Vale employees in Sudbury is reeling after the mining giant cut 21 members from its workforce, part of an ongoing strategy to shore up its operations during an industry downturn. For months, Vale has made it clear that this day could come and at a community event last month, there was a hint. "These are tough times are we do need to make some difficult decisions," said Angie Robson, Vale corporate affairs, during an interview back in September.
Since the Kingsway was chosen as the site for a new events centre, the Sudbury project has been quietly moving ahead. At a brainstorming session held on Wednesday, the city was looking for ideas from the public. "We're starting off with a clean slate," said Dave Shelsted, City of Greater Sudbury. "We're looking at some input from the public on what they see for the site for the future, how they can create a positive experience for themselves and what should we include."
It's been a tough year for Vale in the north. The mining giant, one of the region's largest employers, has faced stagnant nickel prices and it has had to make cuts to make up for lost revenue. The company announced in July its latest quarterly income was down from over a billion dollars in the previous year, to just $16 million. At Vale's annual open house, the company wasn't shying away from the realities.
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