A strike at U.S. coal miner
Drummond’s operations in Colombia ended on Friday after a
four-day work stoppage paralyzed production, union
representative Joaquin Romero told press agency Reuters.
The Sintramienergetica labor union had demanded that
privately-held Drummond Co Inc [DRMND.UL] improve workplace
safety and increase benefits to the family of a worker recently
killed on the job.
“The strike ended today,” Romero said in a telephone
interview. “The company did not concede any of our demands, but
our members wanted to go back to work. The mine is operating.”
About 8,000 direct and indirect employees laid down their
tools on Monday after worker Dagoberto Clavijo was killed when
the truck he was driving fell into Drummond’s Pribbenow open
pit mine in Cesar province, northern Colombia.
Union officials said driving surfaces are unsafe in the