Cananea talks’ failure helps buoy copper

Dec 07, 2007 | 03:42 PM | Sean Barry

Labor negotiations aimed at ending more than four months of industrial action at Grupo Mexico SA de CV's big Cananea copper mine broke down Thursday as union leaders accused the company of failing to meet its demands for health and safety improvements.

Grupo Mexico had been ordered by the Labor Ministry to take part in the negotiations, the first meeting between the two sides for weeks.

But leaders of Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores Mineros, Metalurgicos y Similares de la Republica Mexicana (SNTMM) walked out of the meeting after accusing the company of ignoring their recommendations for improvements to health and safety at the big mine in Sonora state.....

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