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Global Trade Union Delegation Urges Restraint, Good-Faith Talks to Resolve Grasberg Mine Strike [Indonesia]

ICEM…sent a delegation to Indonesia from 30 October to 2 November at the request of the PT Freeport Indonesia Workers’ Union...to investigate the stalemated labour dispute and strike by their mineworkers at the Grasberg mine of Freeport-McMoRan in Papua Province. The delegation…met with Indonesian governmental ministries involved in the strike, with the chief Human Resource representatives of PT Freeport Indonesia, and with leaders of PT Freeport Indonesia Workers’ Union…The delegation is highly concerned with the volatile situation that exists on picket lines leading to the mine, and urges restraint by all parties in order to avoid further violence and physical conflict. The delegation is encouraged that the two sides have shown a willingness to return to bargaining on Monday, 7 [November]…

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