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26 Feb 2018

The National

Mine workers advised they were sacked because of 'illegal stop work'

22 February 2018

THE workers of Ok Tedi Mining Ltd…were advised in their termination letters that they had taken part in an “illegal stop work”. A copy of the letter…read: “This letter is to inform you that you had participated in an illegal stop work and was absent from duties on Tuesday 20th of February 2018.

“As stipulated in our Terms and Conditions of your employment ‘employees resorting to withdrawing their labour or restricting other employees from working will have their employment terminated’.

“There will be no recourse to appeal. The company is therefore terminating your services effective immediately and you will be advised of your repatriation arrangements.”...