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Zaldivar Copper Mine Workers in Chile Approve Strike

  • Author:Himake Admin
  • Source:SMM.CN
  • Release on :2017-07-11
    SHANGHAI, Jul. 11 (SMM) - Workers at Zaldivar copper mine in Chile has been approved to launch a strike on July 10 after negotiation breakdown with employers, one foregin media reported. The mine is owned by Barrick Gold and Antofagasta.

    But, the workers will not walk off immediately, since Chilean law calls for a government mediation period that will last at least five days before workers are legally permitted to strike.

    According to SMM statistics, output at Zaldivar was 51,700 tonne in 2016, and the mine sets a production target at 55,000-60,000 tonnes for 2017.

    In other news, strike at Centinela copper mine is mainly by supervisors, making small impact on output.