Following media reports and complaints regarding the payment of severance and other benefits to workers who were terminated by Troy Resources, the Labour Ministry convened a meeting with the company’s management.
The meeting was held on December 14, 2021, to address the issues on behalf of the affected workers.
At the meeting, the company agreed and undertook to pay all of the terminated workers their severance/redundancy allowances and all other benefits owed to them by the first quarter of 2022.
The Labour Ministry said it will continue to engage the company on behalf of the workers to ensure that they are paid in keeping with the Termination and Severance Pay Act, Cap. 96:01.
Earlier this month, several affected former workers of the Australian gold mining company reached out to They Break News to publicise the royal run-around they have been facing to receive their severance benefits.
Reports stated that the company laid off over 100 workers periodically between August and October. The company had promised them that they would be contacted within six weeks to resume working or to receive their entitlements based on the terms of their contracts.
In June 2021, Troy Resources announced that it would terminate 200 workers due to the downsizing of operations at its Karouni gold mine in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni). Of its some 300 employees, it was reported that the company would only retain between 70 and 80 of them as skeleton staff.