Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Melville Millionaires/city of Melville dispute

Press Release

The City of Melville has been given strike notice by employees who work at the Horizon Credit Union Centre.  You can read about it here:  http://www.city.melville.sk.ca/content/strike-notice

The SJHL has prepared the following response:

The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League has instructed the Melville Millionaires to ensure opposing teams are notified with at least a 24 hour notice if the scheduled game is to be played.

The League has instructed the Millionaires that if opposing teams travel to Melville to play scheduled games and the game ends up being post-poned, the Millionaires are liable for the expenses of the opposing team’s travel which would include the regular scheduled game and the re-scheduled game.

The Millionaires; upon advice from the League, will re-schedule and move games to neutral sites when it is uncertain if the regular scheduled game will be played while the labor dispute continues.

The Melville Millionaires are at no time picking sides during a labor dispute between the City Employees of Melville and the City of Melville (which includes the operations of the Horizon Credit Union Center).
The Melville Millionaires respect each sides’ view during this labor dispute and are conducting these actions strictly upon advice from the League.

 (Nathan can be reached at nathanfournier@mainehockeyjournal.com)

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