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IndustriALL launches campaign as Grasberg crisis escalates

8 June, 2017More than 3,000 striking workers have now been fired at PT Freeport’s Grasberg mine in Papua, Indonesia.

IndustriALL to lead mission to Freeport operations in Indonesia

3 August, 2017IndustriALL Global Union will lead a mission to Indonesia from 8-11 August, to support workers fired for striking at Grasberg mine and PT Smelting. Both operations are part-owned by US mining giant Freeport-McMoRan.

Gold Dust: the human cost of the Grasberg mine crisis

16 November, 2017IndustriALL has released a documentary film on the effect of the strike at the Grasberg mine on workers and their communities

Grasberg: agreement signed but dispute continues

22 March, 2018Thousands of workers fired for striking by Freeport in Indonesia continue to suffer following an agreement reached with Freeport.

Freeport fires 2,000 workers as Grasberg strike enters second month

24 May, 2017PT Freeport Indonesia has terminated 2,018 workers taking strike action at the massive Grasberg copper and gold mine in the Indonesian province of West Papua.

Seven die at Grasberg mine after Freeport cuts health coverage

23 November, 2017After workers went on strike at Freeport’s Grasberg mine in May, the company fired them and cut their health coverage. Seven people have died as a result.

Grasberg: 4,220 workers fired as strike extended for third month

22 June, 2017IndustriALL is planning a high level mission to Indonesia to intervene in this increasingly bitter dispute.

Freeport fires striking workers at Grasberg mine in Indonesia

10 May, 2017Mining operator PT Freeport Indonesia is laying off workers taking strike action at the Grasberg mine.

Violence breaks out at Grasberg mine as dispute drags on

21 August, 2017Clashes broke out on Saturday at Freeport’s Grasberg mine in West Papua, Indonesia, after striking workers blockaded the mine.

IndustriALL issues investor briefing on Freeport

11 October, 2017IndustriALL Global Union has issued a briefing to investors, warning them of the potential financial implications of human rights violations at the Grasberg mine.