Strikes at Quellaveco mine in Peru due to rise in covid cases

Workers at Quellaveco mine in Peru strike over the company’s lack of action in enforcing minimum health and safety standards, in the midst of covid surge.  A worker said that ‘there are many with positive cases who have slept for days in the tents of healthy people. They must take measures like isolation and the evacuation of these cases to not spread the virus, but they don’t do it’. Strikers chanted ‘Antes que el dinero, nuestra salud es primero’ (Before money, our health comes first). It is alleged that workers have to sign statements that the company would not be held liable for covid illnesses and deaths at the site.