October 12, 2011 / 10:54 AM / 9 years ago

Freeport Indonesia union may slash miner pay demand

JAKARTA, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Freeport Indonesia’s union is considering lowering its pay demand for striking copper miners to $7.50 per hour from a previous demand of at least $12.50 per hour, union official Juli Parorrongan told Reuters on Wednesday.

Around half of Freeport McMoran Copper & Gold Inc’s workers at the Grasberg mine, the world’s second biggest copper mine, have been on strike since Sept 15 over higher pay. Miners currently earn $1.50 to $3 an hour.

0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below