Strike at Aurora Gold Mines called off


The Ministry of Social Protection has this morning announced that following discussions with Representatives of the Aurora Gold Mines, the Ministry of Natural Resources, and the Ministry of Social Protection, the strike action initiated by workers on July 2, 2019, was officially called off.

The Ministries of Social Protection and Natural Resources were respectively represented by the Hon. Keith Scott and Raphael Trotman, and the Aurora Gold Mines was represented by its Senior Vice President – Strategy and Corporate Affairs – Perry Holloway. The Labour Consultant in the Ministry, Francis Carryl accompanied the two ministers.

Discussions were held also with a representative of the Natural Mine Workers Union, Sherwin Downer, as well as a group of the affected workers.

The terms under which the strike was called off include an immediate resumption of work which witnessed workers returning to their work station at the mines as early as 7:00hrs today.

In the meantime, the Ministry of Social Protection had disclosed that a team lead by the Chief Labour Officer, Charles Ogle will visit the location on Monday, July 8, 2019, to examine the irritants which caused the workers to down tools on July 2, 2019, as well as other issues.