Mr. Stabro Kasaneva reports
AUSTRAL GOLD ANNOUNCES SETTLEMENT OF MINERS STRIKE AT GUANACO/AMANCAYA
The strike by Union No. 1 and No. 2 at Austral Gold Ltd.'s Chilean Guanaco/Amancaya mines has ended as the company and both unions representing 254 employees signed a three-year collective labour agreement. The major terms of the settlement include an average increase in salary and benefits of 15 per cent and a one-time bonus of approximately $13,000 (U.S.) per employee. The total aggregate cost of the one-time bonus is approximately $3.5-million (U.S.).
Austral Gold's chief executive officer, Stabro Kasaneva, said: "This has been a difficult bargaining process and we settled on what we believe to be a fair agreement for the company and for the employees of Union No. 1 and No. 2. We look forward to having the Guanaco/Amancaya mines restart operations next week and we believe there will be no material impact to our 2020 production guidance of 55,000 to 60,000 gold equivalent ounces."
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