Tuesday, January 16, 2007

[Guinean news] Unions threaten to expand general strike

The Voice of America reports that leaders of the weeklong nationwide general strike in Guinea say if the work stoppage is not settled by Thursday, they will extend the strike to the mining sector. Guinea is the world's largest exporter of bauxite, a key source of aluminum. The industry is critical to the country's economy.

Union representatives also met with Muslim leaders in Conakry, asking the imams 'to not let Guinea burn.'

1 comment:

Joel said...

According to the Mining Journal Online website, some of the mining workers have already stopped working.

Check it out here:
http://www.mining-journal.com/Breaking_News.aspx?breaking_news_article_id=1638