© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The Las Bambas copper mine is pictured in Apurimac, Peru May 9, 2022. Picture taken May 9, 2022. REUTERS/Angela Ponce/File Photo
LIMA (Reuters) – A multi-day strike is underway on the Chinese-owned Las Bambas mine in Peru, the chief of the employees union mentioned on Monday, as a part of its calls for to enhance revenue sharing protocols.
Erick Ramos, common secretary of the Las Bambas employees union, advised Reuters by phone that the union is contemplating an indefinite strike from Nov. 28 if the corporate doesn’t meet its calls for.
Las Bambas, which started operations in 2016 and is owned by China’s MMG Ltd, is without doubt one of the largest copper producers in Peru, the world’s second largest producer of the steel.
Ramos mentioned the strike would final 48 hours with the union demanding a greater distribution of income for employees.
A supply near the Las Bambas mine mentioned earlier on Monday that the protest started on Sunday and that the strike was being “partially and peacefully” adhered to.
They added that the corporate “is respectful of labor rights and works hard to ensure a safe working environment for its workers,” noting nevertheless that the strike had been declared “inadmissible” by the Ministry of Labor.