Besides requesting compliance with safety-at-work regulations, mining sector representatives sent a letter to Interim-President Francisco Sagasti, urging for modification on collective dismissal and work suspension procedures.
They also demand the elimination of the special regime applied to private enterprises and improvements in the profit-sharing system.
Requests were voiced to intervene "Fondo Empleo" to prevent funds from being diverted. Workers also requested the formation of a tripartite commission to address their demands.
The strike comes in the midst of a political disturbance in a country where recently-appointed Interior Minister Cluber Aliaga stepped down on Monday.
In recent weeks, farmers and agricultural representatives held a national strike and blockades to demand the repeal of the Agrarian Law no. 27360, which granted tax benefits to exporting companies, while cutting some labor rights.
On December 4, Congress repealed the norm with 114 votes in favor, 2 against, and 7 abstentions.