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Mining in Chile

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Much controversy has been generated after it was known that La Escondida bonus offer as the end of conflict to their workers the sum of 23 million pesos, as it compares the situation to the precariousness of wages in the vast majority of Chileans and these expressed great concern about the future of the mining industry by high salaries speculation in this sector.

These arguments are absurd as the president of the Committee for the Defense of Copper, Julian Alcayaga, since the larger mining companies only spend 6% of their income on paying their employees and therefore they offer solutions through collective bargaining with In order to avoid conflicts next.

The hidden has chosen to advance its process and approved the proposal, avoiding the negotiation would be agreed for the month of July and immediately establishes a collective contract for 4 years.

The union president explained that the controversy over the amount of 23 million only pay once and it would not mean a real wage improvement in their income received monthly, as these are lower than what people have as an idea.

This leader also stressed: “the conflict term bonus for us is not the main thing, nor is it for workers because it is a one-time payment for a period of four years, for us we have to rescue from this new proposal and what we demand of the company is to improve workers’ monthly income. Minera Escondida not pay the best salaries in the mining industry, as people think. However, these salaries are enhanced by our bond variables, the production bonus and bonus management, that is what really says worker’s salary. “

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