Minera Candelaria suspends operations amidst social conflict

The Minera Candelaria announced the suspension of its operations in order to ensure the safety of its workers due to “acts of violence driven by some members of the Mina Union”. The event occurs in the middle of the mining company’s collective bargaining process, where two of its operator unions rejected the respective offers from the company and opted to initiate a strike. “While the Mina Union began the strike on October 8, the Candelaria Union will begin its strike from October 20”, according to the union.

Source: EMOL