ESCONDIDA Mining News

Copper price: BHP averts strike at Escondida

After a near 5% drop on Wednesday, news that a strike had been averted at the world's largest copper mine put a cap on hopes of a recovery for the bellwether metal.

Chile's Escondida mine, union will talk longer; hope to avert strike

If company and union leaders reach a consensus, the mediation would be further extended for several days so the 2,459 workers can vote to accept or reject the new offer.

Copper price falls as China investment grows at slowest pace on record

Called off strike at world's largest copper mine adds to pressure on copper price now down nearly 20% in little over two months.

Chile braces for potential strike at Escondida copper mine

Chile's copper industry on Monday braced for the announcement of a potential strike at the world's biggest copper mine, Escondida.

Copper vulnerable to supply shock as giant mine faces strike

Copper bears could get caught wrong-footed as a strike looms at the world’s biggest mine.

Humiliated for years, women are fighting back in Chile's mines

Mining companies around the globe are joining an industrywide push for gender equality and launching initiatives to increase the proportion of women working in mine pits, smelters and refineries.

BHP asks for government mediation in talks at Chile's Escondida

The union had earlier asked the company to negotiate by 10:00 a.m. local time but said in a statement later on Monday that it had begun preparing for a strike.

Copper price: BHP plans for Escondida strike

BHP said final wage offer rejected on Thursday was "best collective labor contract at a private mine in the country."

Chilean workers vote to strike at world's biggest copper mine

Workers at BHP Billiton Ltd's Escondida mine in Chile, the world's biggest copper mine, have voted to reject a company wage offer and go on strike.

Union official at Chile's Escondida mine predicts 'overwhelming' vote against BHP offer

Union members have until Wednesday to finish voting on the company's proposal.

Chile's Escondida mine workers reject labor offer, to vote on strike

The vote began on Saturday and will continue through the middle of next week.

BHP final pay offer to Escondida workers falls short of union demands

BHP has offer workers a signing on bonus of $27,000, up from an earlier offer of $23,000, plus a 1.5% salary increase, but still well under the bonus up to $43,000 and 5% increase demanded by Escondida’s union.

Union at Chile's Escondida mine sees little hope for contract deal

Labor negotiations at Chile's Escondida copper mine, the world's largest, are frozen without signs of progress.

Chilean government wants conflict at Escondida to be over

The possibility of a strike was talked about over the weekend.

Copper trains ransacked by ‘Moles’ in full-moon desert heists

A common target for the thieves is Antofagasta Plc’s logistics unit Grupo FCAB, which owns and operates about 700 kilometers of railway lines used to transport cathode and semi-processed copper.

Labor talks at BHP´s Escondida mine in Chile enter 'home stretch'

Labor negotiations are entering into the final three weeks before a 30-month contract expires at the end of July.

Copper price rallies to highest since January 2014

Labour negotiations in the copper mining industry still left to resolve - including Escondida - represent about 2.6 million tonnes out of global copper supply.

Copper price soars to 3-month high

Up nearly 4% after union at world's only 1 million tonne copper mine demands owner BHP makes biggest bonus payout ever to Chilean mineworkers.

Chile copper mine Escondida says no early wage agreement reached

The official deadline to start contract discussions begins in June.

Union at BHP's Escondida copper mine in Chile says no advance deal likely

The union accepted an offer to begin early negotiations with the Anglo-Australian miner in March to avoid another strike at the northern Chile mine.

Copper pipeline lowest in a century

While appetite for copper-mining assets is picking up, a supply crunch is imminent, experts say.

Workers at Chilean mine Escondida accept early contract talks

Failure to reach a labor deal caused a 44-day strike at the mine last year.

Chile's Escondida invites union to early labor talks

Last year, a more than month-long strike at Escondida ended with workers opting to extend their previous contract through July 31 of this year instead of replacing it.

Chile’s Escondida workers on strike to protest layoffs

Union claims BHP has laid off about 3% of the mine's workforce without a "legitimate reason."

Escondida to lay off 3% of its workforce

Officials for the world’s largest copper mine say they are “adjusting production processes.”