Kinross strike in Mauritania suspended

22nd May 2020 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Unionised employees at the Tasiast mine, in Mauritania, have suspended their strike at the request of the government, TSX- and NYSE-listed Kinross Gold reported on Friday.

The company affirmed that the shutdown would not have a material impact on its 2020 production, or the development of the 24k expansion project.

“The company has adhered to the three-year collective labour agreement finalised in the fourth quarter of 2019, all applicable labour codes, and rigorously complied with all government mandates related to Covid-19 prior to the strike and will continue to do so going forward,” the gold miner said.

The strike started on May 5 and ended on May 22.