National Mining Union to Pay US$54 Million to Cananea Workers
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National Mining Union to Pay US$54 Million to Cananea Workers

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Paloma Duran By Paloma Duran | Journalist and Industry Analyst - Wed, 02/09/2022 - 18:10

The Federal Board of Conciliation and Arbitration (JFCA) declared that the Mexico’s National Union of Mining, Metallurgical, Steel and Similar Workers will be responsible for the payment of the 226 workers of the Cananea mine, all of whom were beneficiaries of a trust created in 2005. Consequently, Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, General Secretary of the Union, was instructed to pay US$54 million plus interest to these workers. María Eugenia Navarrete Rodríguez, President of JFCA, highlighted that the neither Mexico’s mining industry nor Grupo México, Minera Cananea or Scotiabank are responsible for this payment or for claims made by the union.

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