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Chilean miners’ action ends

Issue No. 2017

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.

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Sat 9 Sep 2006, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 2017
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