Iamgold says workers go on strike at its Suriname mine

Wed Dec 2, 2015 5:14pm EST
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Dec 2 (Reuters) - Workers at Iamgold Corp's Rosebel gold mine in Suriname have gone on strike over the miner's laying off of about 10 percent of the mine's employees, the company said on Wednesday.

Iamgold, a mid-sized Canadian-based miner, said Rosebel had followed the process required by law for the lay-offs, offering a fair severance package, which more than 50 percent of affected employees have accepted. (Reporting by Nicole Mordant in Vancouver; Editing by Chris Reese)