Lessons from Chile: workers’ rights, safety

October 13th, 2010 | by Andrew Ó Baoill |

Posted on the BBC’s live coverage of the miners’ rescue effort in Chile:

Daniel Owusu-Koranteng, a former Ghanian miner and head of a miners’ rights lobby group, tells BBC Focus on Africa that African mining could learn valuable lessons from Chile’s experience. “It is a wake up call for all of us that we cannot take safety issues for granted,” he says. “They have survived because they had basic needs with them – some rations, probably some water. And this is a lesson to us.”

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