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Vale worker shortage criticized

vale.jpgVale is blaming a shortage of skilled workers and absenteeism for it's unfinished nickle processing facility in Long Harbour.  It's talking about the possibility of bringing in foreign workers, and it's offering more money to try to keep existing employees.  Kevin Slaney used to work for Vale in Long Harbour but the company terminated him a year ago in the aftermath of a wildcat strike.  He speaks with host Ramona Dearing

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Crosstalk - Fun for less than $10.00 Ramona is joined by Janice Wells, the author of "Newfoundland and Labrador Book of Musts: The 101 Places every NL'er must see" Gillian Marx, a Marketing and Dev't Specialist, Department of Tourism and Culture, also joins.

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