West Papua – Grasberg mine Freeport operational again disturbed, was not a result of his finished cases of post-strike. Grasberg mine worker spontaneity of action took place on February 23, 2012 where all the workers coming into the work area but only a standby does not perform work activities as usual. There are many cases that should be resolved by the management of PT Freeport Indonesia newly elected and commissioned. Supposed to return to work after the deal was done, the management of PT Freeport Indonesia should take a wise attitude to all matters relating to strikes “bleached”, so that its future management and workers alike mining operations with good business ethics.
In a change of management structure of PT Freeport Indonesia announced by Mr.Richard C. Adkerson and Mr.James R. Moffett on January 17, 2012 did not have a positive impact on the change in working conditions.
Grasberg mining operations can be run normally when Mr.Richard C. Adkerson and Mr.James R. Moffett and shareholders also may hear and execute proposals and input from workers through the Trade Unions.
Unions do not lock-down the production system.
Frans B.Okoseray ( Papuan Worker )
Trade Union – SPSI PTFI
Workers at the huge copper and gold mine in West Papua have announced that the strike will be extended till 15 December.
Negotiations are still ongoing The union has lowered its bargaining position for the workers pay raise to US$ 4 per hour in the first year and US$ 7.50 per hour the following year.
Last week another shooting incidence took place that wounded an Indonesian police officer as he drove a Freeport vehicle around the mining area. He was shot by unknown gunmen. Given the isolated location of the mine site, the company is hoping to starve the workers back to work. The union representing the Freeport workers, PUK SP – KEP SPSI, is asking for financial donations to support the strikers.
Please make a donation to the mine workers’ union:
Bank: Bank Mandiri
Bank address: Kantor Cabang Pembantu Tembaga Pura, Timika, Provinsi Papua, Indonesia
Account name: DANA PERJUANGAN SPSI PT.Freeport Indonesia
Account number: 154-00-1025925-1
Swift code: BMRIIDJA
Please email puk.fsp.kep.spsi.ptfi to inform the union of your donation. Thank you