Contract workers at Chile’s Escondida copper mine in northern region II will submit a lawsuit against management for anti-union practices.
Since its creation at the beginning of June, Escondida’s contract workers federation – which is comprised of around 9,000 workers – has been asking management to discuss their demands regarding improvements to camp conditions and the quarterly production bonus.
BHP Billiton controls 57.5% of Escondida. Rio Tinto owns 30% while two JVs led by Mitsubishi hold the remainder.