(Bloomberg)--State-run aluminum company CVG Industria Venezolana de Aluminio CA began full operations again last night after a strike was resolved, Mining Minister Jose Khan said.
About 350 workers at Venalum, as the company is known, returned to work at 10:30 p.m. New York time last night, Khan said. The government agreed to meet with workers tomorrow to continue discussing labor issues, he said. The strike left the plant functioning at minimum capacity for about a week.
“We’ve had more than six meetings, we’ve had some lengthy discussions and even though there were some disagreements, our government managed to resolve this problem with no aggression toward the workers,” Khan said in comments carried on state television.
About 500 workers had continued working during the strike to ensure the factory retained a minimum level of functionality, Khan said.