Nickelled and Damned - ROB Magazine goes behind the strike at Vale Inco
nickel mines

Interview opportunities from the April Report on Business magazine

TORONTO, March 24 /CNW/ - Three thousand workers from Local 6500 of the United Steelworkers walked off the job at the Vale Inco nickel mines last July. In previous years, Sudbury virtually shut down when Inco miners went on strike but now the city has diversified its economy. The company is now run from Brazil and management has been wearing down the rank and-file who walked out more than six months ago. By introducing sophisticated machinery and replacing hard-rock miners with technicians, the work force at Vale Inco has dwindled over the years while nickel production has remained the same. One thing is certain - mining in Canada will never be the same.

Writer John Gray reveals details about the bitter strike of a global mining giant and a union clinging to the past in the April issue of Report on Business magazine, available Friday, March 26.

Also in this issue of Report on Business magazine:

Welcome to Dodge City - David Dodge was the seventh head of the Bank of Canada until January 2008 when he turned over the governor's corner office to Mark Carney. Yet, Dodge has given more than a dozen interviews and speeches in recent months commenting on everything from pensions to the likelihood that governments will have to raise taxes in order to balance their budgets. Writer Kevin Carmichael takes a closer look at why Stephen Harper and Jim Flaherty don't want to mess with Dodge, especially when it comes to economic policy questions.

Age of the App - The Apple App Store has emerged as one of the most chaotic marketplaces on Earth, with thousands of independent developers jockeying for smartphone users' attention thanks to applications such as iBeer and iFart. Software developers have already written more than 100,000 smartphone applications, and are stampeding to write more. Writer John Lorinc investigates what people are downloading and why there is no such thing as small stakes when it comes to apps.

Report on Business magazine is Canada's most-read business publication. Published on the last Friday of every month in The Globe and Mail, Report on Business magazine offers readers insightful, award-winning coverage of Canadian and global business and economics and is available with copies of The Globe and Mail and online at www.reportonbusiness.com/magazine. The Globe and Mail is a division of CTVglobemedia, a dynamic multimedia company that also owns CTV, Canada's leading private broadcaster.

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