BHP seeks meeting with Escondida union

|About: BHP Billiton Limited (BHP)|By:, SA News Editor

The striking union at BHP Billiton's (NYSE:BHP) Escondida copper mine in Chile, the world's largest, said it will not accept the company's offer to return to the negotiating table, and called on BHP to clarify its negotiating positions.

During the strike, which started on Feb. 9, Escondida's 2,500-member Union No. 1 has repeatedly said it has three non-negotiable demands the company must commit to before starting discussions.