Ministry of Manpower Weighs In On Freeport Strike

From The Jakarta Post:

Manpower and Transmigration Minister Muhaimin Iskandar warned the company that it could not recruit new workers to replace those participating in a month-long strike. Such a move, he said, would be in violation of the Labor Law.

“PT Freeport’s management is not allowed to recruit new workers or conduct massive layoffs to replace those who are on strike until the industrial dispute is settled,” Muhaimin said on Wednesday in response to an announcement by Indonesian subsidiary, PT Freeport Indonesia, on the new recruits.  Muhaimin said the company must wait for a verdict from the Industrial Court.

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