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Codelco workers blockade Chuquicamata copper mine over job losses

Tensions have continued to build in Chile’s mining industry with workers at the state-owned Chuquicamata copper mine halting production and blockading access routes in protest over potential job losses.

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Turning point: Codelco mine workers now embroiled in labour dispute

Workers blockaded the site from early Monday morning until the protests were broken up by Chilean riot police later that day, allowing the final shift of the day to reach the mine.