Appalling Work Conditions at Bisha-Nevsun Mining Project, Eritrea

From Welcome to Asmarino Independent. Sun Jan 20 2013, 03:50:24

So far, what the informants have to say has corroborated much of what have been suspected for a long time - and more. The story that is emerging is a story of two different groups of workers : one mostly foreign, well-fed, well-quartered, well paid, well insured and working in a safe environment; and the other group: natives, poorly fed, poorly quartered, poorly paid, overworked, nominally insured and working in an unsafe environment. But this, by itself, doesn't say much. It is only by categorizing the workers in the different strata that they have been put into that we see how the regime is exploiting the workers in every way imaginable to maximize its profit...

(Photo: Bisha-Nevsun Project, Eritrea)

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