Vale has cut approximately 25 support and service positions in Sudbury, confirmed a company spokesperson.
“These decisions, while difficult, are part of a wider organizational review designed to reduce costs, ensure continued competitiveness and strengthen the sustainability of our operations in Sudbury and around the world,” said Angie Robson, a Vale spokesperson, in an email to Northern Life.
“As always, one of our key principles through these challenging times is to minimize impacts on our people as best we can, and we will continue to operate on that principle moving forward.”
Rick Bertrand, the president of United Steelworkers 6500, confirmed the job cuts were for non-unionized workers.
“I'm not concerned,” Bertrand said, regarding his members their future job security.
Vale increased its third quarter net income from $1.64 billion last year to $3.5 billion in 2013.