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Coal miners jobless as operation shuts down

*Over 300 jobs on the line as Medie Coal Mine shuts down

*Employees slapped with surprise letters last Thursday

Over 300 jobs on the line as Medie Coal Mine shuts down
SHUTTING DOWN : Medie coal mine

Employees of Jarcon Opencast Mining were treated to the shock of their lives when they reported for duty last Thursday morning, only to be told to go back home since there was no money to pay them.

Jarcon Opencast Mining is the principal Contractor for the Masama Coal mine which is situated a few kilometers from Medie village near Lentsweletau. Its operations were commissioned in 2019 creating 305 jobs to date.

However, the future looks bleak due to a dispute between their employer and the license holder Minergy Limited. The latter has indicated that it is ceasing operations by end of th...

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