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    :: Tuesday, May 23, 2006 ::

    Ekati owner sues union - CanWest News Service
    Ekati diamond mine owner BHP Billiton is suing its striking union for allegedly threatening and harassing workers who chose to return to the job.

    In a statement of claim in the Supreme Court of Northwest Territories, the company details a series of 'illegal acts' by Public Service Alliance of Canada and its affiliate Union of Northern Workers members since the strike began April 7.

    BHP, which is seeking an injunction against the union and unspecified damages, also claims the mine's customers and suppliers are being illegally harassed.

    BHP Billiton must respect its workers - PSAC News Release
    Yellowknife - By using scabs at its Ekati diamond mine and by refusing to bargain in good faith with its 400 unionized workers, BHP Billiton is showing its contempt for Canadian workers.

    According to the National President of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) John Gordon, "if BHP Billiton wants to stay in Canada and continue to do business, it has to respect Canadian workers."

    Canada: Solidarity with striking diamond workers - LabourStart campaign
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