Strike hits Freeport Indonesia mine
- Published: 1 May 2013 at 16.37
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JAKARTA - Hundreds of workers at Freeport-McMoRan's Indonesian mine have gone on strike demanding better pay, the US firm said Wednesday, in the latest industrial action to hit the operation.
An aerial view of the mine run by US firm Freeport-McMoRan in Indonesia’s Papua province. Hundreds of workers at the mine have gone on strike, demanding better pay. (Reuters photo)
Some 1,100 workers, employed by contractors and not directly by the company, downed tools on Tuesday at the Grasberg mine in eastern Papua province, one of the world's largest gold and copper mines, Freeport's Indonesian unit said.
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