Peru’s Labor Minister says Doe Run has not shut down operations

Isabel Guerra

Peru’s Ministry of Labor (MTPE) informed this afternoon that Doe Run Peru has not officially shut down its operations yet, so the workers should in fact have worked today as usual.

He remarked that the MTPE is participating in the talks with the company representatives in order to find a suitable solution to the workers’ issues, so that they can keep their jobs.

“The talks were delayed for tomorrow (June 23rd). However , due to this, some union leaders misinformed the workers, telling them that their jobs were at risk, that they would lose them,” said Jorge Villasante, Peru’s Labor Minister.

Villasante asked the workers "not to listen to political manipulation” and to return to work.

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