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Consunjis cut 62% of DMCI Mining’s workforce to survive DENR suspension

 

DMCI Mining Corp. has scaled back its workforce by more than half in the nine months to September on account of the protracted suspension of its mining units in Palawan and Zambales.

From 550, the nickel producer reduced its manpower complement to 207. This does not include the thousands of seasonal workers hired during production ramp up.

Subsidiary Berong Nickel Corporation (BNC) received a suspension order from the Department of Natural Resources (DENR) in June this year due to the alleged discoloration of Bgy. Berong’s river system and tributaries.

The following month, the operations of unit Zambales Diversified Metals Corp. were also suspended due to “social issues”.

“Our hands are tied. We have no choice but to let go of most of our workers,” said DMCI Mining president Cesar F. Simbulan, Jr.

“We are trying to retain as many people as possible by assigning them to our environmental rehabilitation sites. But mine rehabilitation is not as labor intensive as nickel production so we simply cannot absorb all of them,” Simbulan added.

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