BHP Billiton, Escondida workers far apart one week into strike

February 16, 2017

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The positions of BHP Billiton and the striking union at its Escondida copper mine, in Chile, the world’s largest, remain distant even as the two parties agreed this week to return to the table.

Escondida’s 2 500-member union officially walked off the job on February 9 after contract talks with the company ended in failure. Copper prices then spiked to 20-month highs on supply concerns.

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