Antofagasta requests government mediation to avoid strike at Los Pelambres

Chilean copper miner Antofagasta has requested the government to mediate discussions with the union of its flagship Los Pelambres mine, putting a brake on an imminent strike at one of the world’s largest copper mines.

The Los Pelambres union said on Monday October 7 that Antofagasta has requested mediation from the labor bureau of the Chilean government regarding a rejected remuneration package. The decision to go on strike, originally planned for Tuesday October 8, is has been paused pending the result of...

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Julian Luk

October 08, 2019

11:42 GMT

London