SANTIAGO, April 8 Unions representing some
25,000 workers at world No.1 copper producer Codelco
and private sector mining companies including BHP Billiton
>BLT.L> said on Monday they will stage a nationwide
24-hour strike on Tuesday.
Leading copper producer Chile, which produces roughly a
third of the world's red metal, is seen producing 5.58 million
tonnes this year, or an average of around 15,000 tonnes per day.
Chile's November presidential elections are expected to
galvanize labor action as unions seek to make their issues
heard. (For our analysis, please see: )