Campaign to Save Jobs Goes Online
January 17th, 2011 - 6:15pm
The campaign to save resource value-added jobs is going viral.
Churchill MP Niki Ashton announced that a locally produced video has been released on YouTube to highlight the fight to save jobs at the Vale smelter and refinery in Thompson.
Ashton said that the video shows why this is an issue of concern to all Canadians.
"The Federal government allowed Vale to take over Inco in 2007. Despite promises of more jobs and a high price for nickel, they are now saying they will be stripping out all of the value-added jobs at Vale in Thompson. To add insult to injury, the Federal government gave Vale a $1 Billion loan that will be used to take away jobs from Thompson," said Ashton.
The video tells the story from the perspective of Vale workers and local residents.
"The message of the video is clear. This is about our communities, our resources and our Canada. It is also sending the clear message that we will fight back," she concluded.
The video can be watched through Niki Ashton's website: http://nikiashton.ndp.ca/node/184