The Cabinet of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana was today briefed on the dismissal of a significant number of workers by Troy Resources, the Australian gold mining company.

The cabinet is most distressed by the action taken by Troy Resources and considers the dismissal as drastic and unconscionable, particularly at this time when we are heading into the Christmas season. It came without reasonable notice being given to the workers, their union or the ministries of Social Protection and Natural Resources.

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Cabinet calls on Troy Resources to take all measures to ensure that its action does not bring further distress to workers and their families.

Cabinet has appointed a sub-committee to further examine this matter and engage Troy Resources with a view to reactivating its mining operations expeditiously.

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Cabinet empathises with the affected workers and assures each of them that it will take steps to protect their rights and to bring redress in the shortest possible time.

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