Rutile market to tighten further after strike action at Iluka’s Sierra Leone operation

By Cameron Perks
Published: Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Strike action at Iluka Resources’ Sierra Leone operation, resulting in a temporary halt in production, will likely exacerbate already tight rutile markets.

Australian Securities Exchange-listed mineral sand producer Iluka Resources has announced that "unlawful strike action" at its Sierra Leone subsidiary, Sierra Rutile Ltd, has led to a temporary shutdown in mining.

The company is yet to understand the full rationale of the strike action and is working with employees, union officials,...

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