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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Peruvian Iron Miners Strike

More than 1,000 miners working for Shougang Hierro Peru, the country’s only iron ore-producing firm, on Monday began an open-ended strike demanding pay hikes, union officials told Efe.

The workers at the firm, a subsidiary of China’s state-run Shougang Group, decided to stage the strike to demand, in general terms, an increase of between 18 and 27 percent in their salaries, which range from 34 to 54 soles ($11 to $18) per day.

link: Latin American Herald Tribune - Over 1,000 Miners Strike in Peru


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