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Escondida copper workers vote to strike, more talks likely

Unionized workers at the BHP-controlled Escondida copper mine in northern Chile have voted overwhelmingly to reject the latest pay offer from management, paving the way for a strike at the giant openpit operation.

Escondida copper workers vote to strike, more talks likely Escondida copper workers vote to strike, more talks likely Escondida copper workers vote to strike, more talks likely Escondida copper workers vote to strike, more talks likely Escondida copper workers vote to strike, more talks likely

Escondida on the verge of a stoppage

In a statement, the union said that 84% of the 2,330 votes cast by members over the past five days were marked in favour of industrial action

"We hope that with this solid rejection of the company's