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Over 500 contract workers dismissed for protests at BHP Billiton’s Escondida mine
March 21, 2013 - 05:00 GMT
More than 500 contracted workers employed at the BHP Billiton-operated Escondida copper mine have been dismissed following demonstrations that took place earlier this month, according to information from the website of Radio Universidad de Chile.
Workers at the mine in Antofagasta region, northern Chile,
had obstructed roads and blocked the mine’s main
access route during wage protests that took place between
February 28 and March 3. The consortium BSK, hired by BHP to
provide workers, formed...
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