Taseko Mines Ltd.

Gibraltar, Canada
Metals & Mining

Layoff Date:

April 22, 2021

Laid Off Employees:


Laid Off Percent:

Source: Western Investor
Taseko Mines Ltd. says it is being forced to lay off 34 workers at its Gibraltar mine due to bureaucratic inertia. A spokesman for the company says 11 months have gone by since the company first informed the government of its plans to move a mine shovel from one pit to an older adjacent pit, and it still hasn't gotten permission. "These layoffs did not have to happen," said Taseko spokesman Brian Battison. "There's no need for them to be laid off if the government would just do its job." The copper mine, located about halfway between Williams Lake and Quesnel, employs 700 workers. One crew of 34 will be laid off on April 27, however, because there will be nothing for them to do.
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