Strike stalls phosphate mining in Togo
Published: Wednesday, 31 December 2014
The industrial action could impact SNPT's bottom line and casts a light on the arguably wasted opportunity to effectively exploit Togo's phosphate reserves as the mines continue to only be solely operated by the state-run company.
Miners working for Togo's state-run Societe Nouvelle des
Phosphates of Togo (SNPT) have taken industrial action to
demand higher pay, halting phosphate mining across all
operations from 29 December.
SNPT, the largest miner in Togo employing around 5,000
workers, runs production facilities and mine sites in Hahotoe,
approximately 22 miles...