The cause of their dismissal is their involvement in demonstrations for better wages and benefits early this month.
The Herald Sun has an interesting feature piece on Chinalco Yunnan Copper Resources, an Australian company with Chinese backing that is partnering with Rio Tinto on three early-stage exploration projects in Chile.
BHP's wage settlement with workers at Escondida seen as likely to ease copper supply fears in the short term but Codelco now faces new labour contract negotiations with some of its biggest mines and may face tough talks if it doesn't follow the BHP offer.
Such a deal would avert a strike and ease supply worries
ABB, a leading power and automation technology group, has announced that it has won a five-year contract with BHP’s Minera Escondida mine to manage maintenance and increase productivity at the operation.
I n early January 2009, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet announced a $4 billion plan to help Chile fight the global economic crisis and create as many as 100,000 jobs. The so-called "Anti-Crisis Plan" is based on windfall copper earnings saved …
Get Mining News and Alerts
sent to your inbox daily