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Third Torex Gold striker murdered in Mexico

Author: Unifor, Published on: 25 January 2018

…Unifor demands that Mexican labour standards be immediately addressed at the current round of NAFTA negotiations in Montreal. The union also calls for Torex Gold to be among the first Canadian companies to be examined by the newly announced Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise, responsible for investigating human rights abuses by Canadian corporations operating abroad. According to the National Union of Mine, Metal, Steel and Allied Workers of the Mexican Republic (Los Mineros), last week labour activist Quintin Salgado was on his way to meet strikers from Torex Gold's Media Luna mine when he was intercepted and pulled from his vehicle…Salgado's death is the latest violence related to the strike at the Media Luna mine, where approximately 600 workers have been on strike since November 3, 2017 after they were prevented from leaving the corrupt Confederación de Trabajadores de México (CTM) union to join Los Mineros...On January 15, 2018 Torex Gold announced a re-start of the Media Luna mine with the full cooperation of the CTM and Mexican police from the Federal Gendarmerie…

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