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Workers To Strike At Chile's Chuquicamata Copper Mine

Metal News - Published on Fri, 14 Jun 2019

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Reuters reported that Unionized workers at Codelco’s Chuquicamata copper mine, one of the world´s largest, that they would walk off the job beginning Friday after failing to reach a labor deal with Codelco, the world’s top copper producer. Chuiquicamata unions 1, 2, and 3 voted to reject Codelco´s latest proposal in an assembly Wednesday evening, saying the deal did not meet key demands, including an adequate health care plan, fair treatment of workers and retirement benefits. Workers decided unanimously to initiate a walk-off beginning the first shift on Friday, June 14

The state miner said it regretted the workers’ decision. The deal it had offered was the best effort Codleco could offer while still being responsible to the country, considering the transformation that both the company and the Chuquicamata division are undergoing

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Posted By : Mohan Sharma on Fri, 14 Jun 2019
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