Eldorado Gold asked to recall workers to Greek mine


Greece’s newly appointed government has called on Canada’s Eldorado Gold to allow most of the workers at its Greek gold mine to return to work, the Energy Ministry said on Monday.

Eldorado then suspended its operations at the mine and temporarily laid off most of its 1,300 workers.

Energy Minister Panos Skourletis, who returned to his ministerial post after the September 20 national election, on Monday met officials from Eldorado’s Greek unit Hellas Gold and labor union representatives to discuss the issue.

“The company was asked to recall workers’ temporary redundancy as a gesture of good will,” the ministry said in a statement.