[LONG HARBOUR, NL] — It appears the five-day strike is over at the Vale nickel processing site in southern Newfoundland.
Employees at the Long Harbour facility have been reporting for work today.
In a news release issued Monday, Gus Doyle, who heads an umbrella group representing 16 construction unions, says the strike ended and all of the workers were going to return to work.
Roy Hawco, a union spokesman for the crane operators, says the picket lines of the workers he represents came down late Monday.
Vale had won a court application to prosecute striking workers if they blocked access to the site.
The dispute started as a wildcat strike last Thursday by about 90 crane operators and grew into a nasty dispute as the company and workers traded accusations of intimidation and ill will.