Copper miners vote to strike at Antofagasta’s Los Pelambres mine

Unionized workers at Antofagasta’s Los Pelambres mine in Chile have voted to strike, rejecting the latest offer for a collective labor agreement from the miner.

“Around 99% of the voting workers voted in favor of a legal strike,” Federacion Minera de Chile treasurer Dino Saltori said in a statement on the organization's website.

Antofagasta had offered improvements for miner benefits and a “salary readjustment,” the company said, confirming the union vote. The price of three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange closed at $6,962...


Archie Hunter

March 09, 2018

15:23 GMT