The miners’ camp Cuajone They are willing to take – by their own means – the drinking water valves of the Viña Blanca reservoir to restore the service if the Executive does not publish the resolution with the agreements between the workers’ union of Southern Copper and the community members of Tumilaca, Pocata, Coscore and Tala, in Moquegua.
Last Thursday, the union gave a period of 24 hours for the community to release the blocked valves “or there will be consequences”. The general secretary of the Southern Workers Union, Adrián Mamani, lamented that the Government “do not have the political will” to solve the social conflict in the Cuajone mine, where for almost 50 days groups of community members have cut off the water service in protest of the mining activity.
“It seems to me that there is no political will to solve this problem. The premier has been despotic and arrogant with us. He has not listened to us and we had to leave the room because he did not want to listen to us”, he declared.
The PCM Promise
Given the alarms of a possible confrontation between the miners and community members of the area, the prefect of Moquegua, Edgar Rea, announced that the Presidency of the Council of Ministers He promised to publish today the agreements of the last dialogue table.
“On Thursday the workers made a protest from the Southern facilities, saying that they would go to Viña Blanca, but in the end it just stayed there. Both the company and the community members are putting pressure on the PCM, which has said that it has already worked on the resolution with the suggestions of both parties and that it should be published in El Peruano no later than tomorrow (today). If so, the community will release the water and the railway”, he explained to Peru21.
Meanwhile, from the PCM they assured in a statement that “the Executive is promoting compliance with the agreements reached by the community and the companya”.
Keep in mind
- “We are 5 thousand direct and indirect workers and we have our families here. There is a hospital that has already collapsed. Children and gardens are not attending schools, the lack of water has the camp in chaos”, said Adrian Mamani.