Chile looks to strengthen unions’ power
Published: Monday, 29 December 2014
Chile’s mining industry is in decline and dragging down the rest of the economy, despite it sitting on one of the world’s biggest lithium, iodine, boron and potash supplies. Mining companies say this isn’t a time for radical labour reform.
The Chilean Congress is expected to discuss a new labour
bill today which will seek to limit mining companies' ability
to replace workers during strikes.
The socialist government wants to modernise collective
contract negotiations and strengthen unions, though it has been
vague on details.
Strikes by Chilean port workers earlier...