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Toppled forklift hurts Aurora Gold Mines- Zijin Mining Group worker

A forklift toppled at the Aurora Gold Mines’ site, hurting a warehouse worker who has since been evacuated to the city for medical treatment, a senior company official said. Peter Benny, Human Resources Manager of the Zijin Mining Group-controlled in the Upper Cuyuni, said the worker sustained injuries his right leg when the forklift toppled at the back of the ...

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Occupational Safety and Health officers being trained in foreign languages

Minister of Labour Joseph Hamilton says Labour and Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Officers are being taught to speak and read foreign languages to ensure effective communication with the workforce. Just back from a two-day visit to Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), he says 24 employees of the Labour Ministry have already started learning Portuguese. He says training will also be available ...

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RUSAL interested in reopening Guyana operations; to submit report to govt

by Samuel Sukhnandan The Russian Aluminium (RUSAL)-controlled Bauxite Company of Guyana Inc. (BCGI) has expressed an interest in reopening after suspending its operations in February this year and firing hundreds of workers, citing industrial unrest and damage to property. The company’s Country Representative and General Manager Mr Vladimir Permyakov met with a high-level team of ministers and other government officials on Monday, where they ...

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One dead at Australian-owned gold mining pit accident in Guyana

A man died early Tuesday morning in an accident at an Australia-owned Troy Resources Guyana Inc gold mining pit, Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman said. Sources identify the dead man as Ryan Taylor. He worked in the geology section of Troy Resources. The company said early indications are that the incident occurred at 2:25 am on the night shift ...

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Fungus-infected manganese mine workers did not wear safety gear

Government’s Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Department on Monday said the Chinese manganese mine workers did not use protective gears while clearing a tunnel laden with the histoplasmosis fungus that claimed two lives and sickened 12 others. The histoplasmosis fungus is said to be associated with decayed bat droppings. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said no green-light would be given ...

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China to evacuate its critically ill manganese workers from Guyana

China is to evacuate at least 12 of its critically ill manganese mine workers from Guyana on Monday, a well placed Public Health Ministry official said Saturday. Public Health Minister, Volda Lawrence could not be reached for comment and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Shamdeo Persaud said he did not receive permission to speak with the media. Sources had indicated that ...

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BCGI-RUSAL strike ends, union-management relationship to be entrenched

A strike at Russian Aluminium (RUSAL)-controlled Bauxite Company of Guyana Inc. (BCGI) ended on Tuesday with a decision to reinstate all 61 workers, and an assurance that the union’s role in representing all workers is fully entrenched. The 61 workers were dismissed last month after going on strike to protest a one-percent increase in salaries. Another 30 or more workers ...

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RUSAL-BCGI management finally recognises union, to begin talks Friday

The management of United Company Russian Aluminium (UC RUSAL)-controlled Bauxite Company of Guyana Incorporated (BCGI) on Monday decided to recognise the Guyana Bauxite and General Workers’ Union (GB&GWU), paving the way for the two sides to open negotiations on outstanding grievances. “The issue of recognition is not on the table. The company has made it clear that this is the ...

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RUSAL-BCGI workers will continue river blockade until labour dispute is resolved – unions

The United Company Russian Aluminium (RUSAL)-controlled Bauxite Company of Guyana, Inc. on Monday called on striking workers to stop blocking the upper Berbice River and allow bauxite-laden barges to pass in exchange for the reinstatement of 61 workers, officials said. Government’s Chief Labour Officer, Charles Ogle and Junior Minister of Labour, Keith Scott said the company has tabled proposals to ...

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RUSAL suspends Guyana operations, moves equipment to warehouse for protection

Russian aluminum giant, RUSAL, has suspended bauxite production in Guyana and moved its equipment to a warehouse for protection, the Russian news agency, Sputnik, reported Sunday. “At the moment, the activities of the mining department are still suspended; equipment has been moved to a warehouse and is under protection,” the spokesperson was quoted as saying. Aggrieved workers began blocking the ...

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