Escondida copper mine hit by worker walkout on Oct 29

Union workers at the Escondida copper mine in Chile, the world’s largest, initiated a one-day walkout on Tuesday October 29 in response to “labor agreement breaches” and to stand in solidarity against the Chilean government’s actions to suppress demonstrations in the country.

“[Employees deal with] constant breaches and abuses from the company [in regard to] not respecting our labor agreement,” the Union No1 at Escondida said on Tuesday. “Because of this union mobilization, mining production was completely halted.”

It was not immediately clear as to what sort of impact the walkout had on production at Escondida, and the...

Published

Renato Rostás

November 01, 2019

10:15 GMT

São Paulo