(Montel) Worker’s at one of Colombia’s biggest coal exporters, Cerrejon, have begun voting on whether to take strike action, after negotiations between unions and management ended on Friday with no deal, the company said.
The voting process would last until 20 August, though both parties would continue negotiating throughout this period, the firm said in a statement.
“We presented to Sintracarbon [union] a responsible offer, aligned with the new reality of the company,” company spokeswoman, Laura Castro, told Montel.
She noted the deal included benefits, such as health, education, housing, food, travel expenses for medical treatments and bonuses.
Support for strike