TORONTO (miningweekly.com) – A work stoppage led by a local labour union has been reported at TSX- and NYSE-listed Goldcorp's newest gold mine Cerro Negro, in Argentina.
The miner, the world’s largest gold producer by market capitalisation, advised that the work stoppage by miners represented by the Asociacion Obrera Minera Argentina, started on September 30. The company had now approached the Ministry of Labour for support at the federal level to request a conciliation period of 15 working days, during which time the parties would expect to negotiate and work towards a resolution.
Assuming the request was granted, the workers would be expected to resume work in short order, while the parties met, the company said.
Goldcorp affirmed that it was committed to working cooperatively with employee representatives and government officials to resolve this dispute quickly.