Chile: Workers of the world’s largest copper producer Codelco go on strike

According to the union, the union leaders were arrested after the management of the state-owned company Codelco called the police.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The FTC (Federation of Copper Workers) said Wednesday afternoon (22) that operations at state-owned Codelco (Corporación Nacional del Cobre de Chile) were "completely paralyzed."

According to a union statement, the closure of the Ventanas smelter is the reason for the strike.

The strike began at dawn with the suspension of activities in various areas of the company. According to the FTC, Codelco's management tried to demobilize the movement.

It said that the management of the state-owned copper producer demanded that workers begin their work through "unauthorized routes, a situation that endangers the . . .

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