Codelco copper units hit by Chilean strike action

Two of Codelco’s divisions are operating at minimum rates or have been completely halted due to a general strike in Chile, the state-owned copper producer said on Wednesday October 23.

Trade federations representing workers of both the state-run producer and private copper companies decided to join a nation-wide standstill in response to governmental measures taken to counter violent demonstrations in the country.

The Ventanas divison is running at the minimum capacity needed to “guarantee plant safety”, Codelco said in a statement. Its Andina division, on the other hand, has...

Published

Renato Rostás

October 23, 2019

15:35 GMT

São Paulo