/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Great Photo Op - Board Member of Mining
Giant Vale Inco to Present Report on Strike Situation in Sudbury/

TORONTO, Sept. 21 /CNW/ - Brazilian Eduardo Pinto will be coming to Toronto to report on the current conditions of the embattled, ongoing Vale Inco strike in Sudbury and other Canadian communities. He is coming to Toronto after seeing the Canadian situation first-hand in Sudbury.

Eduardo Pinto, the elected employee representative on the Board of Directors of Vale SA, will meet with media outside the Canadian Headquarters of Vale Inco to relay what he saw in the community of Sudbury, and explain the meaning of this major strike against the massively profitable multinational.

As Pinto gives his report to the media, miners (in miners gear) from Sudbury will give out free nickels with their leaflet.

In what is shaping up to be a major international fight, the Canadian workforce has rejected Vale's demand for drastic concessions to their bonus, pensions and seniority. The Brazilian Vale bought the profitable Canadian Inco two years ago. "In those two years, Vale has made twice the profit that Inco made in the previous ten years. However, they are insisting on huge concessions," said John Fera, President of United Steelworkers Local 6500 in Sudbury.

Pinto will describe what he saw and heard in Sudbury, from the community, the mayor and the striking Steelworkers. He will also be able to report on the multinational's situation.

    WHAT:     Vale Board Member to Bring Report of Conditions on the Sudbury
              Steelworkers to Give Away Canadian Nickels to Passersby

    WHO:      Eduardo Pinto,
              Vale Board of Directors, and President of STEFEM Brazilian Rail

    WHERE:    In Front of Vale Inco's Canadian Headquarters
              North West Corner of Front and Bay Streets
              (Royal Bank Plaza, 200 Bay Street)

    WHEN:     Tuesday, Sept 22nd, 11:00am

SOURCE United Steelworkers (USW)

For further information: For further information: Bob Gallagher, USW (Canada), (416) 544-5966, (416) 434-2221

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