BHP submits new Escondida contract proposal

Union workers at BHP's Escondida mine in Chile - the largest copper mine in the world - have received a new contract proposal from the company, a union representative told American Metal Market.

"We have concluded the conversations with the company. We have received a proposal - that we believe meets the conditions - to be presented to the assembly of the membership of our union, in order to decide their acceptance or rejection," Union No 1 said in a statement on Wednesday August 15. "It was agreed with the company to extend the mandatory mediation in order to hold assemblies in the mine and in a series of cities, according to the itinerary that we will report [on Thursday August 16]," the union...


Dalton Barker

August 15, 2018

22:02 GMT