Doe Run Peru might be managed by its workers

Isabel Guerra

Doe Run Peru’s conflicts might reach a solution very soon, because, according to the congressman Jorge Del Castillo, the workers will present a legal claim in order to have the judicial management administration of La Oroya smelter.

The workers’ goal is to avoid the company to shut down operations, which would jeopardize their jobs.

Del Castillo, who is the mediator in the conlict at the workers’ request, said that once the courts authorize the measure, another company will be hired to assume responsibility for the mining complex’s administration.

Doe Run has been facing problems since 4 months ago, when some bank refused to extend more credits.

The company has not complied yet neither with its creditors nor with the environment clean-up that it was supposed to do.

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