Press statement: No cessation of work at Oyu Tolgoi

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia ( – Oyu Tolgoi, the major copper and gold mine in the South Gobi, today stated up to 30 employees of a major contractor at the Oyu Tolgoi site have been engaged in negotiations of terms and conditions with their employer.

They were temporarily not working today while these discussions continued, but all employees have now returned to work.

Half of the employees concerned are working on the infrastructure team and half are working on the concentrator.

No Oyu Tolgoi employees were involved.

Nearly 19000 people are working at Oyu Tolgoi and the work schedule is unaffected.

About Oyu Tolgoi LLC (

Oyu Tolgoi LLC, Mongolia's largest copper and gold mining company, is a strategic partnership between the Government of Mongolia, Turquoise Hill Resources and Rio Tinto. Located in the South Gobi, Oyu Tolgoi commenced shipment of product to customers in July 2013. Oyu Tolgoi is managed by Rio Tinto, which is investing global expertise and cutting-edge technology to help develop Mongolia’s mining industry and ensure Oyu Tolgoi is one of the world’s most advanced mines. For Oyu Tolgoi, nothing matters more than safety. The business operates under the principle that if a job cannot be done safely, it will not be done at all.

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