RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The workers of Chile's Escondida mine, the largest copper mine in the world, approved to go on strike, rejecting by 99.5% the last offer of the company controlled by the multinational BHP.
Following the vote results that lasted until Saturday night, Union No. 1 reported in a statement that there were 2,164 votes in favor of starting the strike against 11 for accepting the employer's latest offer, after almost two months of negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement.
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