May 24, 2017 / 3:10 PM / in a year

BRIEF-First Majestic says union workers blocked accesses at La Encantada mine

May 24 (Reuters) - First Majestic Silver Corp :

* First Majestic announce illegal blockade at la encantada

* Group of union workers have halted activities and blocked accesses at La Encantada silver mine in state of coahuila, Mexico

* First Majestic is working with leadership of national union in order to resume operations

* Blockade arose after some of unionized individuals did not agree with bonus that co, national union offered in lieu of profit sharing

* Type of work disruption is increasingly occurring in many other mining operations throughout country of Mexico

* Says “conditions in Mexico are difficult with low metal prices and higher taxes and fuel costs” Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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