Collective agreement between Voisey's Bay Nickel Company
Limited and Local 9508 United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union.
Voisey's Bay Nickel Company
(VBNC), a subsidiary of nickel giant Inco, is tasked with developing the $2.9-billion nickel project in Newfoundland.
22, the Newfoundland Court of Appeal overturned an earlier decision by the Newfoundland Supreme Court that would have allowed the Voisey's Bay Nickel Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Inco, to build the airstrip and road without the environmental assessment.
Because the road and the airstrip were meant to be temporary and for exploratory purposes only, the Voisey's Bay Nickel Company felt that they didn't have to have a separate environmental assessment of that site of the construction.
The proponent, Voisey's Bay Nickel Company
Limited (VBNC), a subsidiary of Inco Limited, submitted a proposal in 1997 to develop a mine/mill complex and related infrastructure for producing mineral concentrates at Voisey's Bay.