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Doe Run Peru employees seek meeting with President Humala
(Photo: El Comercio/Reference)
By Manuel Vigo
April 24, 2012
On Monday, Roberto Guzman, secretary general of the Doe Run Peru workers’ union in La Oroya, said President Ollanta Humala would meet with union representatives on Tuesday morning.
According to El Comercio, Guzman said both sides aimed to find a solution to the work stoppage that has taken place in La Oroya.
Guzman argued that during his campaign Humala had promised to support the mineworkers at La Oroya.
However, according to El Comercio, the President’s Press Office said there was no “resolution” or official confirmation Tuesday’s meeting would take place.
Earlier this month Doe Run Peru’s board of creditors failed to approve the restructuring plan the firm had developed, and announced it would seek another operator for the La Oroya metallurgical complex.
News of the firm’s liquidation caused La Oroya residents and workers from the Doe Run Peru mining company to block a section of the country’s Central Highway.
"The government must now face the consequences, as workers we have declared ourselves ready to fight," Guzman said, two weeks ago.
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Total coments: 1
Commented By: quetulin47
On: April 24, 2012. 10:03 pm
I think that a new operator would be the best way to go. Dow Run has demonstrated no intention to fix all its clean air and contamination problems, besides in this case the elimination of all the water supply for the region. Several lakes are dry already. With a new operator the conditions should be better. Lets not forget thou that they have to pay for the demage that have occurred. La oraya that was so beautiful years ago is been destroyed by this Mining companies that do not care for the land the people and the contamination.
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