The union intends to vote on a new contract proposal by Thursday and deliver their decision to management on Friday.
For all of 2018, Vale's output was 384.639 million tonnes, slightly below its previously divulged outlook of 390 million tonnes.
The decision was based on ensuring compensation for those who may have suffered losses from the cessation of operations at Vale’s South Upper dam.
China added 194 million tonnes of coal mining capacity in 2018 despite vows to eliminate excess capacity in the sector and to reduce fossil fuel consumption.
The Chilean state miner has terminated its contract with SNC-Lavalin at its Chuquicamata mine, accusing the engineering firm of failing to comply with work commitments.
The tariff was established in 2015 to protect Mexico's domestic steel producers from growing Asian imports.
Chile would shortly begin accepting bids from local and foreign companies seeking to develop battery materials using discounted Chilean lithium provided by SQM.
Lonmin Plc has been cutting spending to conserve cash and retain a positive balance sheet required by conditions of South Africa-based Sibanye's offer.
Businesses affected included those in the iron ore export hubs of the Pilbara region, as well as Rio Tinto's bauxite operations in Weipa to the east.
Australian imports were at 1.16 million tonnes last month, compared to 1.47 million tonnes in February 2018.
The company is sufficiently confident Zimbabwe will recover from its problems to re-invest on a modest scale.
The Stanari coal-fired power plant in Doboj is the first privately-funded power plant in the Western Balkans.
The suspension comes after Rio, BHP, and Fortescue on Thursday cleared their ships from ports ahead of Cyclone Veronica.
U.S. imports of steel wheels from China were valued at $388 million in 2017.
AngloGold Ashanti's joint venture Sadiola mine expects its gold output to drop by 50% this year.
Both companies are seeking to extend existing permits to draw water from Chile's water-constrained Salar de Atacama.
Vedanta has appointed Christopher Sheppard as the new chief executive officer for its Zambian unit Konkola Copper Mines.
The Silangan copper and gold mine could be Philex's biggest source of revenue after its 61-year-old Padcal mine in the north is expected to close in 2022.
Authorities have declared a state of emergency in the region as Tropical Cyclone Trevor nears.
Vale has been targeted by several court verdicts related to mines that use dams similar to the one that burst in the town of Brumadinho in January.
DMCI's mines were among those ordered shut in 2016 when the government launched an industry-wide crackdown on miners.
Jervois, whose management is made up of ex-Glencore executives, is developing the Nico Young deposit in southeastern Australia.
The northwestern ports of Port Hedland, Dampier and Ashburton were beginning to clear anchorages and berths.
China's steel sector is currently locked in a struggle between largely bearish longer-term structural factors and short-term cyclical influences, some of which are bullish.
A state prosecutor filed subpoenas with Vale last June to review safety documents regarding its dam, but Vale's lawyers later argued that they had received positive reviews by an auditor.