Bakken oil strike

Bakken oil strike

An ongoing strike in the French Overseas Territory of New Caledonia, primarily over the employment of Filipino workers on the construction of Inco’s Goro Nickel operation, has been seriously impacting that country’s nickel exports. The strike has been going on for three weeks now and has forced the country’s principal nickel producer, Eramet, to suspend […]

October 22nd, 2006 – Posted in General, Nickel

Coal miners in central Kazakhstan have reportedly resumed work after a subsidiary of the world’s leading steel producer, Arcelor Mittal, agreed to raise their wages. Trade-union leader Vyacheslav Sidorov said today in the coal-mining town of Shakhtinsk that work at all eight coal mines operated by Mittal Steel Temirtau have resumed.

However, he admitted that not […]

October 5th, 2006 – Posted in Coal, General

Workers at Chile’s Escondida copper mine, the world’s largest, rejected late on Wednesday the company’s latest wage offer, paving the way for a crippling strike next week barring an improved proposal.
The mine, majority-owned by global miner BHP Billiton, now has until Friday to offer a fresh deal to Escondida’s more than 2,000 workers or a […]

August 3rd, 2006 – Posted in General

Wachovia Capital Markets analyst Tom Curran says Allis-Chalmers Energy’s drilling and completion operations in Argentina are being impacted by a labor dispute between labor unions and oil companies.
“Our source said that, thus far, the strike has prevented Allis-Chalmers from driving to certain locations and delivering equipment, but did not quantify how many or to what […]

May 15th, 2008 – Posted in Oil and Gas

The union representing Xstrata Plc nickel mine, mill and smelter workers in Canada said talks to avert a Feb. 1 strike will likely resume today for the first time since the union rejected a company offer Jan. 25.
Negotiations have been on hold as Xstrata reviewed the union’s counteroffer over the weekend and delayed the scheduled […]

January 30th, 2007 – Posted in General, Nickel

Shougang Hierro Peru SAA has restarted operations at its iron ore mine in Marcona after a five-day work stoppage by striking subcontracted workers, said Luis Castilo, general secretary of the Mining Federation on Tuesday.
Subcontracted workers continue to strike to pressure Shougang to rehire seven miners who were fired, said Mr Castillo. The action is the […]

April 19th, 2007 – Posted in Iron Ore

Strikers at a Canadian gold mine in the Latin American country of Suriname have dug up the plant’s airstrip and barricaded roads in a dispute over a new contract, officials said.
Defense Minister Ivan Fernald told reporters that strikers had caused enormous damage at the Suriname Rosebel Gold Mines NV (RGM) since the stoppage began on […]

January 30th, 2007 – Posted in General, Precious metal

Nickel futures fell 3 percent at one point on the London Metal Exchange on Thursday and the metal ended lower as a possible strike at Xstrata’s Sudbury operations was prevented. Three-months futures traded as low as $35,900 per ton, down $1,200 from its previous closing price, before narrowing losses to $36,850 at the close.

The Anglo-Swiss mining […]

February 2nd, 2007 – Posted in General, Nickel

Mineworkers launched a strike at South Africa’s Modikwa platinum mine on Friday in a dispute over benefits amid allegations of racial discrimination, but mine officials said output was continuing.
About 3,000 members of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) out of a total workforce of 5,000 failed to show up for work at the mine, the […]

January 30th, 2007 – Posted in General, Precious metal

BHP Billiton management and Cerro Colorado officials said this week that they don’t anticipate a strike at the Chilean copper mine.
A union leader told Reuters Tuesday that he expects to see a final contract offer on January 23 or shortly after that date. The only Cerro Colorado union represents 535 workers of a total workforce […]

January 18th, 2007 – Posted in General

Impact Minerals announced it has been granted exploration licences covering about 20,000sqkm in eastern Botswana, specifically to explore for deposits of uranium, in an area adjacent to known near-surface deposits of uranium mineralisation. The licences cover about 350km of the strike extensions of rocks that host deposits and prospects near the town of Serule and […]

April 15th, 2008 – Posted in Press Release, Uranium

Unions in Guinea resumed a general strike on Monday in protest against President Lansana Conte’s rule and disrupted mining operations in the world’s top bauxite exporter, witnesses and officials said.
For the second time in a month, markets, shops, schools, banks and administration offices were closed in the capital Conakry and other towns around the West […]

February 12th, 2007 – Posted in Bauxite, General

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