Romania -Protest against gold mining continues -October 14, 2013

Protests pro and against the Rosia Montana gold mining project continue to be held. This month, the Parliament will be debating a law allowing Canadian company Gabriel Resources, whose largest shareholder, hedge fund Paulson & Co, has a 16% stake, to start its gold mining activities. Proponents of the project argue it will bring jobs and income to the country, but opponents fear large scale environmental damage due to the use of cyanide. Protests are growing as Mining Watch Romania revealed another Canadian company, Eldorado Gold, has recently received approval to start open-cut operations in a nearby goldmine at Certej. Miners who were in favour of the opening started an underground protest that was ended after a visit of the prime-minister.

English: http://www.carbonated.tv/news/romanian-gold-miners-end-underground-protest ...   

http://www.romania-insider.com/mining-watch-revision-of-environmental-documents ...   

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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