Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Strike continues at Shougang in Peru (update)

Reuters released their latest update on the ongoing strike occurring at Chinese owned iron ore mine, Shougang.

LIMA (Reuters) - Shougang Peru operations stopped by strike

Shougang Hierro Peru, the country's only iron ore producer, said on Monday a week-old strike at its mine had halted production and slowed mineral shipments.

The company's comments were its first since some 1,200 workers walked off the job more than a week ago in a bid to pressure Shougang (SHP.LM: Quote) to raise wages.

"Workers are on strike, therefore (the mine) is not producing," Raul Vera, Shougang's chief executive, told Reuters.

Click here to access the complete update on the situation, courtesy of Reuters