“The corporate’s provide doesn’t acknowledge or compensate us on the identical stage as our colleagues from the opposite AMSA [Antofagasta Minerals] corporations and from the business, even though Pelambres is the biggest contributor to the group by way of manufacturing, earnings and profitability (52%). Beneath these circumstances, as administrators, we take a selected place: reject the most recent provide and, on the identical time, name our bases to vote for the strike on September 29 and 30,” the commiuniqué reads.
The union management urged employees to hitch the final assemblies going down the final week of September, learn the corporate’s provide intimately and get knowledgeable on vote in favour of the strike.
It’s nonetheless unsure how a stoppage at Los Pelambres would have an effect on Antofagasta’s full-year copper manufacturing. Nevertheless, the corporate had already introduced, again in June, that it was more likely to attain solely the decrease finish of its earlier steerage of 660-690,000 tonnes, following a sequence of community-led blockades and protests within the Excessive Valley of Salamanca.