Rejoinder from IndustriALL to Rio Tinto's response of 17 Nov 2014
IndustriALL is extremely disappointed by Rio Tinto’s continued refusal to speak publicly about what it will do to end the string of deaths at the Grasberg mine in Indonesia. IndustriALL called on Rio Tinto to seriously address this matter following two fatal incidents in which five Grasberg miners died in September. Rio Tinto responded with a one paragraph, unsigned statement in which it again distances itself from responsibility for the killings and notes it is offering Freeport advice. This is a wholly inadequate response given the size of Rio Tinto’s investment in Grasberg and the gravity of the problem, and it gives the thousands of Grasberg mineworkers little confidence that they will remain safe.