Global miner BHP reached a preliminary deal with the supervisors’ union at its Escondida mine in Chile, avoiding a strike at the world’s largest copper deposit, the company announced.
In late September, the union’s members rejected a proposal from the company, prompting government mediation to avoid a work stoppage.
“It was agreed to extend the mediation for an additional day in order to finalise and sign a new collective bargaining agreement once it has been ratified by its members,” BHP said in a statement on Wednesday night.
“The company continues to operate normally,” it added.
In 2022, Escondida produced 1.05-million metric tons of copper