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Colombian Cerrejón coal miners end strike

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Colombia's largest coal exporter, Cerrejón, and its striking labour union signed a three-year wage agreement on Monday to end the month-long walkout, the two sides said.

The strike that started on February 7 was the last major supply problem remaining in Colombia, the world's fourth-largest coal exporter, following the lifting of a suspension on Drummond and a ban on nighttime operations at the main coal railway.

The wage and benefits deal gave workers a 5.1 percent salary increase in the first year as well as a bonus.

Source: Mining Weekly