Miners at Escondida, Chile’s largest copper mine, returned to work on Monday of this week, ending a 25-day strike. They have won an 8 percent pay rise and one-off bonuses worth £8,920.
The strike caused panic on international markets. High demand, has sent prices spiralling up, and Escondida produces 8 percent of world supplies.
Bosses are now worried about claims from other miners, especially those at the giant state-owned Codelco company.