Mexico iron ore mine faces outage amid labor dispute

Jul 31, 2012 | 03:19 PM | Stephen Downer

Tags  iron ore, Minosa, Mexico, Ahmsa, Stephen Downer

MEXICO CITY — Workers at the Cerro de Mercado iron ore mine in the state of Durango, Mexico, threatened further action against mine owner Minera del Norte SA de CV (Minosa) on Tuesday even as they planned to withdraw after occupying the mine by force.

The workers, members of the Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores Mineros, Metalúrgicos y Similares de la República Mexicana union, "will hand the mine back to the owners or state authorities at 3 p.m. on Tuesday," senior union executive Sergio Beltrán told AMM Tuesday morning. They began their occupation of the mine Monday morning.....

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