BHP Billiton Nickel Workers Threaten Strike in Colombia

Bloomberg reported that BHP Billiton’s Cerro Matoso mine in Colombia, is being threatened with a strike by its workers if the company disciplines worker Jamer Ledesma for allegedly failing to follow a safety procedure.

As quoted in the market news:

Cerro Matoso is world’s number two producer of ferronickel, according to BHP Billiton’s website. A strike at the mine five years ago contributed to a 16 percent increase in the price of nickel during the first quarter of 2008. In December, the company extended its lease on the mine until 2029.

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