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Workers at the Chilean mine Escondida paralyze work after the announcement of layoffs

The workers of the Chilean mining company Escondida, controlled by the Australian BHP Billiton, today paralyzed their work, in rejection of the dismissal of 120 workers announced by the company, according to informed the leaders of the union number one of the firm.

Santiago de Chile, Nov 23 (EFE) .- The workers of the Chilean mining company Escondida, controlled by the Australian BHP Billiton, today paralyzed their work, in rejection of the dismissal of 120 workers. announced by the company, according to the leaders of union number one of the firm.

The paralysis of the largest private copper mine in the world began at 08.00 hours local (11.00 GMT) this Thursday at the site, located more than 3,000 meters high in the region of Antofagasta, in northern Chile, after a meeting held last night between the union leaders and executives of the company.

In a statement released yesterday, the company said that the 120 dismissals are framed "in a rationalization plan that affects about 3.0% of the endowment, which includes "both supervisors and staff as well as operators and maintainers."

The miner assured that the decision was made "after an evaluation criticism of the operational situation, processes and resources necessary to carry out productive activities in a safe and sustainable manner over time. "

Such arguments they were rejected by the union, which in a statement considered the dismissals "without legitimate real cause", but rather "an anti-union practice, of retaliation after the last process of negotiation and as a threat against the next negotiation ", which will be held next June in order to perpetuate certain contractual benefits.

" We reject categorically these layoffs. The reduction or rationalization has no basis, "the union said.

" There is also a clear increase in production targets for the current fiscal year, which is not consistent with decrease personnel or operations, "he added.

At the beginning of the year, Minera Escondida lost more than 1,000 million dollars because of a workers' strike that lasted 43 days, in the framework of the collective bargaining process.

The strike will cover two shifts and will run for 24 hours, although the union warned that if the company does not revert the layoffs "The measure will be reiterated in the relay turns next week."

This Thursday, the paralysis "has been enforced massively by the partners, as a result of which the total detention of the work ".

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