Antofagasta’s Centinela union rejects contract offer

A union at Antofagasta Minerals’ Centinela copper mine in Chile rejected a contract offer from the company, paving the way for a strike at the small deposit. The president of the Distrito Centinela union said it planned to inform the company of its workers’ decision and await the start of the government-led negotiations. The Minera Esperanza union, the other of the mine’s two unions, began its own mediation process on Monday in an attempt to stave off a strike.

Source: Reuters