La Oroya, Peru: Miners oppose new operator

Posted on April 10, 2012 • Filed under: Conflicts, Latin America Mining, Peru

Workers at the National Federation of Mining Metallurgical La Oroya, were against the proposal of the Minister of Energy and Mines Jorge Merino, to appoint a new operator that manages the operation of the Oroya, if not approving the restructuring of the mining company Doe Run.

“We disagree. With Doe Run have 85% of workers on the payroll, unlike other mining companies, where the bulk of its staff is outsourced. Under these criteria is to ask to know what conditions gives us taking a new administrator, “said Luis Castillo, general secretary of the Federation of miners in Peru. Read Article

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