Mongolian miners claim injustice

Despite the country's booming economy, miners say they are not allowed to work in the mines owned by foreign companies.

    Mongolia's economy is the fastest growing in the world, but despite an incredible wealth of minerals, there is seething resentment over a belief that foreign mining companies and government leaders are the only ones benefitting from the boom.

    Mongolian miners say they are being unfairly treated because they are not allowed to work in the big mines. They claim hte foreign companies that run them often use only workers from their own country, and that when they do hire Mongolians, they mistreat them and pay them far less.

    Al Jazeera's Steve Chao reports from Nahlai, Mongolia.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Daughters of al-Shabab

    Daughters of al-Shabab

    What draws Kenyan women to join al-Shabab and what challenges are they facing when they return to their communities?