August 31, 2009 / 8:07 PM / 9 years ago

Canada's Ignatieff urges Vale to resume Inco talks

SUDBURY, Ontario, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Brazilian miner Vale VALE5.SA should restart negotiations with striking workers at its Inco operations in Sudbury, Ontario, Canadian opposition leader Michael Ignatieff said on Monday.

Ignatieff was speaking to reporters in Sudbury, where his Liberal Party is holding caucus meetings.

Workers at Vale Inco’s Sudbury mines and refining operations have been on strike since the middle of July. The company said last week it would resume copper and precious metal production using workers from outside the union, but said it would not resume production of nickel, the area’s main product. (Reporting by Randall Palmer, writing by Cameron French; editing by Peter Galloway)

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