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Tag: BHP Billiton's Escondida strike

  • Friday, March 24th 2017 - 11:09 UTC

    Workers at the world's largest copper mine in Chile end 43/day strike

    The end of the 43-day strike came on the day it broke the record for the longest mining strike in copper-rich Chile's history.

    Workers at the world's largest copper mine, BHP Billiton's Escondida in Chile, ended a lengthy strike Thursday that had caused turbulence on global copper markets. But the company warned they had only made matters worse by pushing negotiations back another year and a half.

  • Friday, February 10th 2017 - 11:33 UTC

    Strike at world's largest copper mine in Chile; long conflict forecasted

    The striking workers are building a campsite right outside the mine. The union has warned it is prepared for a lengthy strike

    Workers at BHP Billiton's Escondida copper mine in Chile, the world's largest, walked off the job on Thursday in a strike that threatens to disrupt the international supply of the widely used metal. It said no miners arrived for morning work aboard buses that normally carry upwards of 1,200 workers per shift to the vast deposit, which accounted for about 6% of global production in 2015.