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Peru’s Cerro Verde strikers seek to paralyze mine

The strike at Peru’s Cerro Verde mine is getting nasty, reports MarketWatch, with workers aiming to “paralyze the mine.”

MarketWatch reported Wednesday there are no negotiations underway to end the walkout, which began Sept. 29th over demands for higher wages and safety issues.

The  copper mine continues to operate with supervisors and select personnel. Says MarketWatch:

(Union leader Leoncio) Amudio said the union is pressing for labor inspectors to declare that the company isn’t complying with regulations, aiming to paralyze production. He added that workers could start hunger strikes to back their demands.