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"We request mine owners not to take a hasty decision. Instead, wait for two months as a solution to the crisis is being worked out. I request all mine owners not to remove any staff right now," said Cabral.
He said that the state unit had got assurances from Central leaders that they would work out some system to ensure that mining employees were not affected.
"Our concern towards the mining industry is not for the sake of mine owners but for those working in these mines," Cabral, who represents Curchorem constituency, one of the prime spots for iron ore mining in Goa, said.
He said that there would be "no sense" in trying to resume mining if companies started laying off their employees.
Cabral said that he had personally got opinions from three lawyers on the issue.
Speaking on the Congress' opposition to the Cabinet Advisory Committee, formed to guide the state government in the absence of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar who is unwell, Cabral said such an arrangement was put in place earlier in Tamil Nadu.
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