Workers at Brunswick Smelter in Belledune to vote on job action for second time

Unionized workers at the Brunswick Smelter in Belledune will be voting, for a second time, on whether to strike.

The workers voted overwhelmingly in favour of job action last week, but USW Local 7085 president Bart Dempsey says a second vote will take place on Thursday and Friday.

Dempsey wouldn't divulge the reason for the second vote.

The workers have been without a contract since February and the union has been trying to negotiate a new deal for months.

Dempsey says the company is demanding more concessions on several key issues including pensions, benefits, and the union's ability to represent them.