Latin America

One Of Two Production Embargoes Against Alunorte Lifted By Brazilian Federal Court

One Of Two Production Embargoes Against Alunorte Lifted By Brazilian Federal Court

A Brazilian court rescinded a production embargo on operations related to a civil lawsuit at Alumina do Norte do Brasil S.A. (Alunorte) on Wednesday, leaving in place an injunction against production imposed in a parallel criminal action. Norsk Hydro says it expects...

Events

Labor Dispute With Rusal Tangles Up Bauxite Industry in Guyana

Conciliation talks are set to begin nearly two weeks after UC Rusal partly suspended operations at its bauxite mining site in Guyana. Russia’s largest aluminium producer had halted mining on February 15th amid a pay dispute with some of its 540 employees in the South American country, moving its equipment to a guarded warehouse. The current labor […]

Rusal Ceases Bauxite Mining In Guyana Due To Ongoing Labor Row

Due to a dispute with workers over compensation, Russian Federation aluminium titan U.C. Rusal shut down operations at the Bauxite Company of Guyana over the weekend. Per comments made to industry media on Sunday, laborers at the site “declined to work and demanded a pay increase, even though their salaries had been adjusted for forecast […]

Labor Dispute Leads To Lockout At Rusal’s Bauxite Operation In Guyana

Upon word that its work force would not settle for receiving only 1 percent rather than the desired 15-percent boost in wages, management at Rusal’s Russian Bauxite Company in Guyana commenced a lockout while talks continued. “All affected workers are asked to leave the premises of the company with immediate effect,” stated a letter penned […]