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Workers at Antofagasta's Zaldivar copper mine in Chile vote to strike: union

10 Jul 2020

SANTIAGO Workers at Antofagasta Minerals's Zaldivar copper mine in Chile have voted in favour of strike action after rejecting a pay offer, the mine's union said on Friday.

UPDATE 1-Workers at Antofagasta's Zaldivar copper mine in Chile vote to strike -union

10 Jul 2020

SANTIAGO, July 10 Workers at Antofagasta Minerals's Zaldivar copper mine in Chile have voted in favour of strike action after rejecting a pay offer, the mine's union said on Friday.

Workers at Antofagasta's Zaldivar copper mine in Chile vote to strike -union

10 Jul 2020

SANTIAGO, July 10 Workers at Antofagasta Minerals's Zaldivar copper mine in Chile have voted in favour of strike action after rejecting a pay offer, the deposit's sole union said on Friday.

Global warming trends highlight 'enormous challenge' of meeting Paris climate pledge, WMO says

09 Jul 2020

GENEVA Global temperatures will continue to warm over the next five years, and may even temporarily rise to more than 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Thursday. | Video

Exclusive: Chile putting mine workers' health over copper production, minister says

07 Jul 2020

SANTIAGO Chile's mines minister said on Tuesday there were "no silver bullets" to help the industry weather the coronavirus pandemic, but insisted the world's biggest copper producer was prioritizing workers' health to avoid the spread of infections that could further harm operations.

Chile's migrant medics move to frontlines in pandemic battle

03 Jul 2020

SANTIAGO Six months ago, Venezuelan emergency doctor Norelis Portal was laid off from Chile's public health service because she had not Received the green light from the country's stringent medical certification system.

Chile jobless rate hits 11.2% as coronavirus lockdown slams economy

30 Jun 2020

SANTIAGO Chile's unemployment rate <CLUNR=ECI> hit 11.2% between March and May, the government said on Tuesday, laying bare the devastating impact of coronavirus lockdown measures on the South American nation's economy.

Chile jobless rate hits 11.2% during pandemic, new record in a decade

30 Jun 2020

SANTIAGO, June 30 Chile's unemployment rate hit 11.2% between March and May, the government said on Tuesday, laying bare the devastating impact of lockdown measures to reduce the spread of the new coronavirus on the South American nation's economy.

Chilean mines minister sees 3.5% drop in copper output as coronavirus impact grows

26 Jun 2020

SANTIAGO, June 26 Chile's mines minister Baldo Prokurica on Friday cited figures projecting a decline in the country's copper output of 200,000 tonnes as a result of the growing impact of the new coronavirus on the industry.

UPDATE 2-Chile's Codelco halts Chuquicamata smelter and refinery amid coronavirus

26 Jun 2020

SANTIAGO, June 25 Chilean copper miner Codelco said on Thursday it was suspending refinery and foundry operations at its sprawling Chuquicamata division to prevent further spread of the new coronavirus.

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