Peru: Shougang Hierro workers continue strike, over wage disputes

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A group of workers from the Shougang Hierro Peru mining company continue with an indefinite strike, over wage disputes.

On Wednesday, the 16th day of the strike, around 300 Shougang workers – some of them accompanied by their wives- took to the streets of Ica, and marched to the city’s Plaza de Armas.

The protestors then carried on to the headquarters of Ica’s Regional Labour Agency, local radio RPP reported.

Union leader Julio Ortiz previously said workers were demanding a 10 soles increase to their salary, as well as an increase in salaries for over 700 employees who receive less than 50 soles a day.

Shougang Hierro Peru – a unit of China’s Shougang Group, produced 7.01 million tons of iron last year, according to Peru’s Ministry of Energy and Mining, and recorded a 50 percent growth in its net profits.

A group of workers from the Shougang Hierro Peru mining company continue with an indefinite strike, over wage disputes.

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