Colombia coal mine Cerrejon requests arbitration to end strike

Colombian coal mine Cerrejon on Friday requested the Labor Ministry convene an arbitration tribunal to solve a dispute with its largest workers’ union and lift a more than 70-day strike. The strike began on August 31 after Cerrejon and union Sintracarbon were unable to reach agreements over pay rises, as well as health, education and living benefits for workers. Cerrejon has so far not given any estimates about the impact of the strike on its production or income, though Glencore cut its coal production guidance for the year by 5.7% due to the strike.

Source: Mining Weekly