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Freeport workers stage another protest

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Fri, September 30 2011   /  08:49 am

Mimika: Thousands of PT Freeport Indonesia workers staged another protest in front of the Mimika Manpower Agency over what they said was a violation committed by the company.

The protesters who have been on strike since Sept. 15, said the company had broken the law by recruiting new workers while they were on strike.

“We came here to report an alleged violation of the law [by Freeport]. Besides, we want to report the management for attempting to intimidate workers,” workers’ field coordinator Jimmy said Thursday as quoted by
tempointeraktif.com.

Mimika manpower agency chief Dionisius Mamayo said his office would study the alleged violation report. “Neither the company management nor employees can say whether the strike is legal. Only the court reserves the authority to decide that,” he added....