IN BRIEF: Amerigo workers end strike

Monday, October 17, 2016

Canadian copper producer Amerigo Resources and the unionized workers of its Chilean unit, Minera Valle Central (MVC), have signed a three-year collective agreement.

The deal ends a week-long strike at MVC's facilities in central O'Higgins region (VI).

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Workers returned to work on Friday after having downed tools on October 6, an Amerigo press release said.

Amerigo extracts copper from historic and fresh tailings from state copper giant Codelco's El Teniente mine (pictured). Amerigo also has a toll-processing agreement with Kinross Gold's Maricunga unit in northern Atacama region (III).