Freeport-Rio Tinto workers on strike at Grasberg

Freeport-Rio Tinto workers in West Papua claim they are paid only US$1.5 an hour, while other Freeport workers around the world receive at least ten times this amount. Two weeks ago, 8,000 of them went on strike at the Grasberg mine, the world’s biggest single...

Proud Indonesian Miners’ End Strike at Grasberg

An agreement was signed in Jakarta on 14 December between PT Freeport Indonesia Workers’ Union (SP KEP SPSI) and management of the world’s largest gold and second largest copper mining complex – Grasberg in Papua province – that will end a 94-day strike on Saturday,...