Strike by workers at First Quantum's Cobre Panama copper mine 'could reduce planned output'

Workers at Cobre Panama, the only major copper mine scheduled to come onstream in 2018, have gone on strike, operator First Quantum said on Wednesday March 14.

“A small number of personnel and their outside union leadership” downed tools on Friday last week, according to a company statement. Although the dominant union is not involved in the strike, development can only be carried out in two of the four main construction areas of the site in Panama while the industrial action takes place, it added. The Toronto-listed miner...


Julian Luk

March 14, 2018

17:59 GMT