A Chilean mining contract worker was shot dead by police on Friday as a labor strike against state-owned copper company Codelco stretched into its fourth day, the union representing the workers said.Take note of that which we bolded in the above sentence.
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Codelco said this week that increasing benefits for contract workers was "not compatible" with current market conditions. The copper price is at multi-year lows, dragged down by worries over demand in key buyer China.
The mining giant saw its profit decline by 22 percent in 2014 mainly due to a fall in copper prices. However, the Chilean government has been injecting billions of dollars into the company as part of an ambitious investment plan to revamp older mines and build new ones.