Supervisors at Chile’s Escondida copper mine evaluate new proposal

Supervisors at Chile’s Escondida mine said they were evaluating a new labor contract proposal from mine operator BHP amidst negotiations to head off a strike at the world’s largest copper deposit, according to the union. The union of supervisors at the sprawling Escondida mine last week rejected BHP’s final offer in contract negotiations, but both parties agreed to extend talks this week. The union said that talks would continue through Oct 16.

Source: Reuters