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Chile's Codelco sweetens contract offer in bid to end mine strike – sources

By: Reuters     19th June 2019 Chilean miner Codelco has presented a sweetened contract offer to workers in a bid to end a five-day strike at its key Chuquicamata copper mine, two people with direct knowledge of the negotiations told Reuters on Tuesday. Striking miners and police clashed earlier on Tuesday, with authorities... 

First copper from Cobre Panama sets sail

By: Mariaan Webb     18th June 2019 Canadian miner First Quantum celebrated a significant milestone at its newest copper mine last week with the first shipment of 31 200 t of concentrate leaving the Punta Rincon port under a Panamanian flag vessel. First Quantum invested $6.3-billion in the new mine, which is forecast to produce... 

Chuquicamata copper mine operations halved amid strike - Codelco

By: Reuters     17th June 2019 Chile's Codelco said on Monday that its Chuquicamata copper mine, one of the world´s largest, had maintained output at 50% of capacity as it faced its fourth full day of a union strike. More than 3 000 unionised workers at the world's top copper producer's sprawling Chuquicamata copper mine... 

Workers begin strike at Chile's sprawling Chuquicamata copper mine

By: Reuters     14th June 2019 More than 3 000 unionised workers at Codelco's sprawling Chuquicamata copper mine walked off the job early Friday morning after failing to reach a labour deal earlier this week with Codelco, the world's top producer of the metal. Chuquicamata unions 1, 2, and 3 rejected a contract offer from the... 

Unions to strike at Chile's Chuquicamata after labour deal falls through

By: Reuters     13th June 2019 Unionised workers at Codelco's Chuquicamata copper mine, one of the world's largest, said late on Wednesday they would walk off the job beginning Friday after failing to reach a labor deal with Codelco, the world's top copper producer. Chuquicamata unions 1, 2, and 3 voted to reject Codelco´s... 

Codelco sweetens offer to avoid strike at Chuquicamata mine

By: Reuters     6th June 2019 Chilean State-run miner Codelco, the world's largest copper producer, presented workers from three unions with a sweetened contract offer late Wednesday, hoping to avert a strike at the century-old Chuquicamata, union leaders told Reuters. Codelco entered government mediation with the unions... 

Codelco partially halts work at El Teniente mine after fatal accident

By: Reuters     3rd June 2019 hile's State-owned miner Codelco, the world's largest copper producer, said on Sunday it partially halted work at its El Teniente mine following a fatal accident. Operator Pedro Mena, 58, died from injuries sustained when he was hit by a rock while working in the Pilar Norte sector of the mine,... 

Codelco strikes labour deal with supervisors at Salvador mine

By: Reuters     15th May 2019 State miner Codelco, the world's top copper producer, said on Wednesday that it had agreed on a new labour contract with the union of supervisors at its small Salvador mine in northern Chile. The union and company had entered into a government mediated negotiation earlier this month after... 

Top copper miner output declines to lowest in more than a decade

By: Bloomberg     8th May 2019 The world’s top copper miner posted the lowest production in more than a decade during the first quarter after heavy rains hit its operations and output declined across all of its aging mines. Chile’s Codelco churned out 370 900 t in the first quarter of 2019, down 27% from the previous three... 

Top copper miner says price slump won't last for long

By: Bloomberg     6th May 2019 he world’s largest copper miner has a word of advice to the bears in the market: the downtrend in prices won’t last long. While the metal headed for its biggest weekly loss since November after weaker factory gauges in China and the US fueled demand concerns, those fears weren’t grounded on... 

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