Escondida will wait 30 days into strike to replace workers

February 21, 2017

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Chile’s Escondida copper mine, the world’s largest, said on Tuesday it would not begin replacing striking workers for at least 30 days into the work stoppage to show its commitment to dialogue.

The mine can legally hire temporary workers after 15 days of a strike. Tuesday marked 13 days since unionised workers walked off the job at Escondida, which is controlled by BHP Billiton.

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