SANTIAGO, Chile A pending
one-day strike at copper producer Corporación Nacional
del Cobre de Chile (Codelco) will have only a limited impact on
production, president and chief executive officer Thomas Keller
The strike, which is widely
expected to take place this week, is "normal" in an election
year, he said, noting that the labor action will likely be
short and Codelco doesnt anticipate any significant
Codelco miners returning to work
after a recent strike at the Radomiro Tomic open-pit mine
agreed to work longer hours to recover lost production.
The Santiago-based company
produced some 1.76 million tonnes of copper last year.