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India: Ongoing strike at chromite mine triggered by worker injuries during landslide

“Strike negotiations at Indian chromite mine collapse following accident”, 9 November 2018

Industrial action at the Sukinda chromite mine, owned by Indian Metals and Ferro Alloys (IMFA), has entered its ninth day, after talks between striking workers and the company broke down.

The strikes were organised in response to injuries sustained by two workers on 31 October during a landslide, which prompted workers to call for more effective safety measures at the mine…The protestors have presented a two-point charter to IMFA, which calls for more drinking water facilities and adequate air ventilation inside the mine…

“This is the first time in Sukinda Valley that such an unreasonable stand is being taken and it is untenable that work has been stopped on flimsy grounds,” said IMFA…“The injuries are not life-threatening and best possible medical care is being provided with the expenses to be borne by us"...