The Week in Mining: Senators Put Pressure on IndustryFri, 11/29/2019 - 14:49
The Week in Mining underscores legal controversies in Mexico’s mining industry. Prominent sector leaders made declarations against proposed restrictions on outsourcing. The union led by Napoleón Gómez Urrutia won an amparo against Grupo México, whereby a strike at a mine in Zacatecas will have to be respected. Elsewhere on spaceship Earth, the Dominican Republic’s gold sector picks up the pace as explorers work to ignite new projects. Mongolia is striving to renegotiate terms on what is set to become the world’s third-largest copper project.
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The mining industry in Mexico has rejected Napoleón Gómez Urrutia’s proposals to implement restrictions on outsourcing, claiming attempts to ban the subcontracting employment model will put at risk some 40 million jobs.
Gómez Urrutia’s labor union won an amparo that forces Grupo México to respect a strike in Sombrerete, Zacatecas.
The Senate’s Commission on Mining and Regional Development demands miners working in Hidalgo to turn in environmental audit information. Miguel Ángel Lucero, the commission's president, recognized that mining is a strategic sector.
Billionaire founder of Ivanhoe Mines, Robert Friedland, said the transition to a low-carbon economy is a lucrative opportunity for the mining sector.
Mongolia seeks better terms for Oyu Tolgoi, which is set to become the world’s third-largest copper mine.
The Dominican Republic mining industry is gaining traction as gold exploration companies work to develop new projects.