IndustriALL launches campaign as Grasberg crisis escalates

Published: 13 Jun 2017

More than 3,000 striking workers have now been fired at PT Freeport’s Grasberg mine in Papua, Indonesia.

PT Freeport has broken Indonesian labour law, and its own collective agreement, by unilaterally placing workers on furlough, and dismissing workers taking strike action. More than 3,000 workers have now been fired from Grasberg mine. Several hundred more have been fired from PT Smelting, a joint venture between Freeport and Mitsubishi that processes copper from Grasberg.

IndustriALL has launched a campaign, with LabourStart, calling on the Indonesian government to ensure that Freeport complies with the law. The message appeals to the government to intervene at Grasberg and at PT Smelting to reverse the unjust dismissal of the workers.

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