Chile’s Escondida copper mine union hopes for deal but girds for strike

Mining News Pro - The union representing workers at Chile’s Escondida copper mine, the world’s largest, said on Wednesday it was preparing for a lengthy strike if owner BHP did not drop a historically “awful” attitude towards its labor force to reach a “fair and equitable” deal in looming contract talks.

Union at BHP’s Escondida, Spence copper mines reject contract offer

Mining News Pro - A union representing workers at BHP’s Escondida and Spence mines in Chile has rejected the company’s contract offer, raising the risk of a strike at the two sprawling copper deposits, the union’s president told Reuters on Friday.

Strike threat looms at BHP's Escondida and Spence copper mines in Chile

Mining News Pro - A union representing workers at BHP Group's Escondida and Spence copper mines in Chile has called for a strike vote among its members after contract negotiations stalled, the union's president told Reuters on Monday.

Supervisors at Escondida evaluate proposal

Mining News Pro - Supervisors at Chile’s Escondida mine said they were evaluating a new labor contract proposal from mine operator BHP amid negotiations to head off a strike at the world’s largest copper deposit, the union said.

Supervisors at Escondida copper mine fail to reach labor deal

Mining News Pro - The union of supervisors at Chile’s Escondida mine, the world’s largest copper deposit, said it had rejected BHP´s final offer in contract negotiations, raising the specter of a strike.

Chilean regulators charge BHP`s Escondida copper mine with water misuse

Mining News Pro - Chile`s environmental watchdog said on Friday it would charge BHP`s Escondida copper mine, the world`s largest, with drawing more water from the parched Chilean desert than its permits allowed for nearly 15 years.

Escondida offers early retirement amid pandemic

Mining News Pro - BHP said on Wednesday its Escondida copper mine in Chile, the world’s largest, had offered some workers the option for early retirement amid the coronavirus pandemic, a plan blasted by the company’s union as a scheme to oust the old and sick.

Chile court looks at alleged Escondida breaches

Mining News Pro - A Chilean environmental court will look into the State Defence Council’s (CDE) allegations that Escondida copper mine, the world’s largest, has caused “irreparable damage” to the Punta Negra salt flat, in the northern Antofagasta region.

Chile court looks at alleged Escondida breaches

Mining News Pro - A Chilean environmental court will look into the State Defence Council’s (CDE) allegations that Escondida copper mine, the world’s largest, has caused “irreparable damage” to the Punta Negra salt flat, in the northern Antofagasta region.

BHP confirms first two cases of coronavirus at Chile`s Escondida copper mine

Mining News Pro - Global miner BHP confirmed on Thursday two cases of coronavirus at its Escondida copper mine in Chile, the world´s largest.

BHP to supply water for Escondida mine from desalination plant only

Mining News Pro - BHP’s Escondida copper mine in Chile, the world’s largest, won’t continue to draw fresh water from the Atacama salt flat, using instead desalinated water brought from its coastal plants.

Copper output slumps at Codelco, BHP’s Escondida in November

Mining News Pro - Copper output slumped at Chile’s state miner Codelco and BHP’s sprawling Escondida mine in November, according to Chile state copper agency Cochilco, amid a turbulent month of riots and mass protests that rocked the mineral-rich South American nation.

BHP says Escondida copper mine in Chile operating at ‘reduced rate’

Mining News Pro - BHP said its Escondida copper mine, the world’s largest, was operating at a “reduced rate” after union workers walked off the job for part of the day on Tuesday in solidarity with the anti-government protest movement across Chile.

Workers at Chile’s Escondida copper mine, world’s largest, to down tools

Mining News Pro - Unionized workers at Chile’s Escondida copper mine, the world’s largest, will stage a 24 hours-long strike on Tuesday in solidarity with ongoing massive protests sparked by a now suspended metro fare hike, as locals vent their discontent over the high cost of living and extreme inequality in one of Latin America’s most stable nations.

Expecting an increase in the production cost of the Escondida copper mine in the current fiscal year

Mining News Pro - New labor contracts signed by the union and Escondida mining administration in recent days will increase copper production costs in the world`s largest copper producer, but the managers say they are looking for a solution to reduce costs.

Workers at Chile`s Escondida, world`s top copper mine, ink contract

Mining News Pro - SANTIAGO – The union representing workers of Chilean copper mine Escondida signed a new collective labor contract on Friday, ending the risk of a strike that could have paralyzed the world`s biggest copper mine.

Workers at Chile`s Escondida, world`s top copper mine, ink contract

Mining News Pro - The union representing workers of Chilean copper mine Escondida signed a new collective labor contract on Friday, ending the risk of a strike that could have paralyzed the world`s biggest copper mine.

Strike averted at Escondida

Mining News Pro - A strike has been avoided at the world’s largest mine. (Image: Gerry Images)

Copper price: BHP averts strike at Escondida

Mining News Pro - A 44-day strike in February-March last year crippled production at Escondida, which BHP expects will produce more than 1.2m tonnes in 2018 (up from 925kt last year).

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

Mining News Pro - Miner BHP said on Monday that it had formally requested a period of government mediation with the union at its Escondida copper mine in Chile, the world’s largest, prompting the union to postpone the start of a strike approved by workers.

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

Mining News Pro - SANTIAGO – Miner BHP said on Monday that it had formally requested a period of government mediation with the union at its Escondida copper mine in Chile, the world`s largest, prompting the union to postpone the start of a strike approved by workers.

Workers at Chile`s Escondida give BHP deadline to avoid strike

Mining News Pro - SANTIAGO – The union at BHP Billiton`s Escondida mine in Chile, the world`s biggest copper mine, told the company on Thursday that it should improve its contract offer by August 6 or it would begin preparations for a strike

Copper price plummets despite union threat of 1-month Escondida strike

Mining News pro - Striking Escondida workers clash with police March 2017

Escondida copper mine union says partial vote count shows support for strike

Mining News Pro - By Antonio De la Jara and Dave Sherwood SANTIAGO, July 31 (Reuters) - The union at BHP BillitonLtd's Escondida mine in Chile, the ...

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

Mining News Pro - SANTIAGO – The union at BHP's Escondida mine in Chile, the world's largest copper mine, is expected to overwhelmingly reject the final contract offer from the Anglo-Australian miner, increasing the likelihood of a strike, a union leader told Reuters on Monday.

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