The Las Bambas copper mine is pictured in Apurimac, Peru May 9, 2022.
REUTERS/Angela Ponce/File Photo Acquire Licensing RightsLIMA, Nov 20 (Reuters) - A multi-day strike is underway at the Chinese-owned Las Bambas copper mine in Peru, the leader of the workers union said on Monday, as part of its demands to improve profit sharing protocols.
Erick Ramos, general secretary of the Las Bambas workers union, told Reuters by telephone that the union is considering an indefinite strike from Nov. 28 if the company does not meet its demands.
Las Bambas, which began operations in 2016 and is owned by China's MMG Ltd (1208.HK), is one of the largest copper producers in Peru, the world's second largest producer of the metal.
A source close to the Las Bambas mine said earlier on Monday that the protest began on Sunday and that the strike was being "partially and peacefully" adhered to.
Angela Ponce, Erick Ramos, China's MMG, Ramos, Marco Aquino, Isabel Woodford, Louise Heavens, Kirsten Donovan
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