"Starting Saturday they began to work again," Tri Puspita said.
Timika, Papua (ANTARA News) - Thousands of mine workers of the Grasberg mine of PT Freeport Indonesia Tembagapura, Mimika District, Papua, began to return to work after more than a week in strike starting 28 September 2016.

A legal advisor to the local union leader, Tri Puspita, said the workers began to work on Saturday after an agreement was reached with the management of PT Freeport Indonesia.

"Starting Saturday they began to work again," Tri Puspita said here on Sunday.

She said the union leaders accepted offer from the company management of additional bonus of 15-17 percent effective as from Oct 5, 2016.

As for the workers demand for evaluation of the performance of a number of staff of the Grasberg Operation, will be made in the next three months, she added.

PT Freeport Indoensia, a subsidiary of the US McMoRan Cooper and Gold has large gold and cooper mines in Papua.(*)

Editor: Heru Purwanto
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