Over a year after the coup in Guinea, the military government is unable to construct a viable agenda to exit the country’s dependence on foreign mining companies. In the meantime, the protests for a return to democracy are unlikely to be quelled
US-based aluminium giant Alcoa has decided to close down its San Ciprian smelter. The company’s sale negotiations with the UK-based Liberty group also failed last week
The workers launched an indefinite strike after the company insisted on retaining an extra work shift for the 2019 calendar
The closure of the plants will lead to the loss of almost 700 jobs. The US- based Aluminium giant, Alcoa, had a notorious track record all of violating workers’ rights across the world.