There has been more coverage of the strike by workers at Freeport’s Grasberg mine in Papua, though I have yet to see any new developments reported. The article in The Jakarta Globe offered some of the most interesting details that were left out of other articles, including the fact that there is a split between the Freeport chapter of Serikat Pekerja Seluruh Indonesia (SPSI) and the province level leadership of SPSI, that the indigenous organization Tongoi Papua is remaining neutral in the dispute, and that six members of the union leadership were arbitrarily dismissed by management last month. Naturally, the article is unable to go into great detail regarding any of these particular issues.
If you are looking for more coverage of the strike at the Grasberg mine, below are links to more articles and I will continue to post links to articles in the Working Indonesia twitter feed.
- “Grasberg grinds to halt as workers protest over pay” – The Morning Star
- “Thousands of Freeport Workers Strike in Papua” – The Jakarta Globe
- “Thousands of Indonesian workers strike for better wages at Freeport mine” – The Washington Post
- “Thousands of US-run mine workers strike in Papua” – AFP
- “Freeport: Workers warn management of strike action next week” – Scoop
- “Indonesian Workers Strike at Freeport Mine” – AAP