Economy January 8, 2019 | 10:54 am

Barrick lays off 241 workers after talks with Randgold: Union

File photo of Barrick workers protesting dismissals

Santo Domingo.- Since last October 241 employees of the miner Barrick Pueblo Viejo have been laid off, the company’s workers union affirmed Monday, and showed Labor Ministry certifications to back their claim.

Barrick Workers Union (Sutrabarrick) secretary Franklin Mora said the company has alleged a cut in production to justify the layoffs.

However, he refuted a reduction in extractions, since on average it continues at over 3,000 ounces of gold per day, noting that just on Sat. it was 3,524.

Mora told hoy.com.do that the dismissals climbed since Barrick  started negotiations with the miner Randgold.