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Video: Local 6500 supporters rally on The Kingsway

Friends, loved ones and supportive members of the public gathered in the intersection of Barrydowne Road and The Kingsway this morning to show their support for striking Steelworkers Local 6500 members.

Friends, loved ones and supportive members of the public gathered in the intersection of Barrydowne Road and The Kingsway this morning to show their support for striking Steelworkers Local 6500 members.

The strike, which began June 1, has seen union members rejected two contract offers from the company. Read more details on that here.

On June 14, the membership rejected Vale’s latest “concessionary” offer with a majority vote of 87 per cent. On hand this morning was Nickel Belt MPP France Gélinas and Sudbury MPP Jamie West. Gélinas said it is a difficult time to strike, particularly during a pandemic, but the issues are important and the rights of workers are important, she said.

Sudbury.com new media reporter Eden Suh was on the scene with her camera this morning for this report.