Union workers, Colombia’s Cerrejon coal mine reach deal to avoid strike

March 16, 2016

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Union workers at Colombia’s largest coal mine Cerrejon reached a deal with the company over wages and benefits that avoided a strike, both sides said late on Tuesday. A strike at the Cerrejon mine in northern Colombia, which in 2015 produced 33.2-million tonnes of coal, or 38.8% of Colombia’s total output, would have come at an inopportune time for the country, which is experiencing a commodity-related economic slowdown.

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