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4/21/18

BREAKING: Tahoe Resources (TAHO) (THO.to) La Arena shut down due to employee strike action (UPDATED=

As from just a couple of hours ago (Saturday April 21st), the La Arena gold mine in La Libertad owned by Tahoe Resources (TAHO) (THO.to) has been shut down, due to a general and indefinite strike by its workforce. Here's a photo from the scene as the strike began:


The strike has been called on a straw breaking camel's back decision. The long-term indifference and arrogance of management toward its workforce is not going to be taken by them any longer, we understand. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact Edie Hofmeister.

UPDATE: This link to a local media channel states that the workers are striking because TAHO has not yet paid them the statutory workers' profit participation bonus for 2017 and the end of abusive practices of management toward them. They demand the presence of General Manager Phil Drake and will continue the strike action until their demands are met. We also hear that the strike action started with a smaller contingent of workers yesterday Friday afternoon, but then became a general strike when the strikers were threatened with immediate dismissal. Here's another photo: