Solomon Islands: Bauxite mine workers in Solomon Islands left unpaid; co. did not respond
A recent media report (linked below) alleges that workers employed by a bauxite mining company, Bintan Mining Solomon Islands, have not been paid for more than a month; with serious implications for the workers who are unable to live and feed their families.
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Bintan Mining SI to respond to the allegations. The company did not respond.
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We invited Bintan Mining to respond to allegations about the company's failure to pay workers.
The company did not respond.
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Author: Radio New Zealand
7 March 2019
A bauxite company in Solomon Islands is accused of failing to pay its workers for more than a month.
Bintan Mining Solomon Islands is operating the mine which supplied bauxite to the ship leaking oil off Rennell island.
Workers have told the Island Sun newspaper that they have not received their salaries for the last month and are unable to feed their families.
The workers are from several provinces but also from abroad, including Indonesia and China.
One worker said he was considering stopping operations on his land until the company paid the outstanding salaries.
"I think the incident (oil leak) has nothing to do with our salaries because the company should have a separate budget to continue pay workers' salaries," he said.