Chile Escondida mine workers begin strike

Reuters News
Posted: Aug 14, 2013 8:11 AM

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Workers began a strike at world No. 1 copper mine, Chile's Escondida, on Wednesday over pay and working conditions.

The strike at the mine, majority owned by global miner BHP Billiton, began on Wednesday morning, without a specified end-time, union representative Marcelo Tapia said.

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