The union at Antofagasta’s (LSE: ANTO) Los Pelambres copper mine in Chile has rejected the corporate’s most up-to-date contract supply and launched a strike risk.
In a media assertion, the Board of the Supervisors Union of Los Pelambres stated that although at first look the corporate’s proposal appears engaging, it doesn’t embrace all of the calls for offered by the employees and is way from what was anticipated by each management and union members.
“The corporate’s supply doesn’t acknowledge or compensate us on the identical degree as our colleagues from the opposite AMSA [Antofagasta Minerals] firms and from the business, even though Pelambres is the biggest contributor to the group when it comes to manufacturing, income and profitability (52%). Beneath these circumstances, as administrators, we take a selected place: reject the final supply 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 staff to affix the final assemblies happening the final week of September, learn the corporate’s final supply intimately and get knowledgeable on methods to vote in favour of the strike.
It’s nonetheless unsure how a strike at Los Pelambres would have an effect on Antofagasta’s full-year copper manufacturing. Nonetheless, the corporate had already introduced, again in June, that it was more likely to attain solely the decrease finish of its earlier steering of 660-690,000 tonnes, following a sequence of community-led blockades and protests within the Excessive Valley of Salamanca.