Chile's Codelco says operations running normally following strike

jueves 10 de septiembre de 2015 13:30 GYT

SANTIAGO, Sept 10 (Reuters) - Chile's Codelco said on Thursday that its operations were running normally, after five of the world No. 1 copper producer's mines were affected by a new round of strikes begun by contract workers a day earlier.

The Chile state-owned miner said in a statement that copper production had not been affected by the work stoppages, which forced it to temporarily halt the concentrator at its massive Chuquicamata mine on Wednesday for security reasons.

A Codelco spokeswoman said that there were no striking workers inside any of its mine complexes on Thursday. (Reporting by Anthony Esposito)