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Antofagasta’s Los Pelambres copper mine workers vote to strike

Mining News - Published on Tue, 13 Mar 2018

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Mining com reported that Unionized workers at Antofagasta’s Los Pelambres copper mine in Chile voted to strike Friday after rejecting the company’s latest offer for a collective labour agreement. Mr Dino Saltori treasurer of Federación Minera de Chile said in a statement that “Around 99% of the voting workers voted in favour of a legal strike,” adding the union has 447 members. The stoppage will be the first strike ever to hit Antofagasta.

Los Pelambres recently received environmental approval for a USD 1.1 billion expansion plan, which will add 55,000 tonnes of copper a year once in full operation.

The mine produced 356,300 tonnes of copper last year.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Tue, 13 Mar 2018
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