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Xstrata Falcondo miners march on Congress, fear losing 10,000 jobs

Santo Domingo.- Xstrata Falcondo mine workers marched to Congress Thursday to protest the mine’s temporary shutdown, and complained that more than 10,000 people will lose their jobs.

Protest spokesman Raffy Bueno demanded the truth about Falcondo which in his view is a responsible company and that its planned mine at Loma Miranda is feasible.

He said the authorities must take into account the situation Falcondo’s employees and their families will face.

For Rafael -Pepe – Abreu, president of the Labor Unions Council, Dominican Republic should seek out the formulas being applied to exploit the mineral deposits worldwide.

He said Loma Miranda could be exploited without harming environment, adding nonetheless that labor will fight to protect the rights of the company’s workers.

Source: DT

Category: DR News |

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