Escondida copper union calls on all miners to ‘paralyze’ mining industry in Chile

Unionised workers at Escondida, the world's largest copper mine, have threatened strike action, and have called on miners across Chile to ‘paralyze’ the mining industry, after a state of emergency was declared at the weekend.

The state of emergency was instigated after a protest over fare rises on the country's metro system, erupted into deadly violence, with the military and police resorting to using tear gas and water cannons against the protesters. In...


Archie Hunter

Julian Luk

October 21, 2019

13:19 GMT