The Hidden Valley mine has temporarily suspended operations due to illegal strike action by a minority group of employees.The mine us operated by Morobe Mining Joint Venture (MMJV). And it is understood some mine workers have been evacuated because of the tensed situation on the ground. Reports reaching Post Courier Live at 5pm today has it that workers of the mine were being evacuated because of breakout by the strike workers. Last week the management of the mine maintained the site was calm and discussions were underway with employees to return the operation to normal as quickly as possible. The mine workers went on strike two weeks ago over better conditions. MMJV said The illegal stop work and the actions of those involved has been condemned in the strongest terms by both mine area community leaders and mine management. Discussion with the striking employees is ongoing to resolve the situation and return mine operations to normal as soon as possible.