14 Dec 2005

Goro nickel says it has been forced to cut back activities because of New Caledonian union blockade

4:20 pm on 14 December 2005

A union blockade of the Goro Nickel site in southern New Caledonia has forced the company to scale back operations and send workers home.

A statement by the company this afternoon says the management has decided to undertake a reduction of

The Kanak union USTKE has set up blockades at mines and government offices in a territory-wide general strike.

It also wants the French state-owned mining conglomerate Eramet to abandon its legal action to block a possible transfer of the Koniambo ore deposit in the north.