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Baffinland lays off 586 contract employees, halts planned work – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201936 Views

“There is no date for remobilization at this time”

14 November, 2019

Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. says it has laid off 586 contracted employees working at its Mary River mine.

Of those contractors, 96 are Inuit and 490 are non-Inuit, the company said in an email to Nunatsiaq News.

No direct Baffinland employees are affected, Baffinland said.

The layoffs come shortly after the Nunavut Impact Review Board’s decision on Nov. 6 to abruptly adjourn its public hearing on the company’s expansion plans.

Read More: https://nunatsiaq.com/stories/article/baffinland-lays-off-586-contract-employees-halts-planned-work/

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