Codelco union threatening 24-hour strike within 30 days

Mar 19, 2013 | 10:10 AM | Carolina Guerra

Tags  Codelco, copper, Chilean Copper Workers' Federation, FTC, strike, Chuquicamata, Carolina Guerra

SÃO PAULO — Unionized workers at Corporación Nacional del Cobre de Chile (Codelco) have resolved to go on a 24-hour "surprise stop" within the next 30 days to protest the company’s "inefficient and uncontrolled" practices.

The Chilean Copper Workers’ Federation (FTC), which represents most of Codelco’s workers, made the decision after a meeting in the Chilean capital of Santiago. The resolution was supported unanimously by the 22 worker organizations that form the federation. ....

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