Radio Noon - January 27, 2011
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There's a tentative deal between Vale and its striking workers in Voisey's Bay. That's good news for a lot of people, considering the strike has dragged on for 18 months. Including Leo Abbass, the mayor of Happy Valley-Goose Bay.
That is: continue to receive their pension payments if they return to the classroom. In his annual report, auditor general John Noseworthy revealed that 443 retired teachers were back on the job in 2009, many of them without proper approval from the minister of finance. And they were collecting both pensions and salaries. My guest in studio this afternoon is Lily Cole, the president of the NL Teachers' Association.