SMM网讯： 全球贸易劳工联盟（IndustriALL Global Union）代表世界范围内的工会，敦促自由港麦克莫兰公司(Freeport McMoRan Inc .)的印尼子公司立即恢复数千名被解雇工人的工作岗位，并呼吁以谈判的手段来解决这场发生在世界第二大铜矿的罢工事件。
5月1日，在巴布亚省(Papua) 的巨型格拉斯伯格(Grasberg)铜金矿的罢工开始，工人们抗议裁员和自行休假，并阻碍了生产。日前政府授予自由港以临时许可证，从而利于其在更广泛的谈判经营条件下恢复铜精矿的出口。 今年早些时候，摩根大通（JPMorgan Chase＆Co.）将格拉斯伯格(Grasberg)铜矿的争端定位是对全球铜供应的最大威胁。
印尼子公司企业通讯方面的副总裁Riza Pratama在上周五的一份电子邮件声明中指出，自由港麦克莫兰公司(freeport – Mcmoran)将继续与工人和工会进行讨论。Pratama表示“我们非常重视在所有就业事宜上保持一种开放的对话，并优先考虑工人的福利。公司会继续与工人代表和工会交流沟通，听取他们的意见并分享其观点”。而董事副总裁桑托索(Prihadi Santoso)在电话中说PT冶炼厂将通过劳资关系法庭解决这个纠纷。
全球贸易劳工会（IndustriALL Global Union）也敦促能源矿产资源部和人力资源部门相关人员加倍努力，从而促进这一问题的解决。
Freeport Urged to Reinstate Workers to End Strike in Indonesia
By Yoga Rusmana and Eko Listiyorini
(Bloomberg) -- IndustriALL Global Union, that represents labor unions worldwide, urged Freeport McMoRan Inc.’s Indonesian unit to reinstate immediately thousands of fired workers and called for talks to resolve a strike at the world’s second- largest copper mine.
The group also asked PT Smelting, an affiliate of Freeport that runs the only copper smelter in Indonesia, to take back about 300 fired workers, it said in a statement in Jakarta on Friday after meeting government officials and company executives.
“We urge both companies to instead choose the path of negotiation, which ultimately will serve the interests of all their stakeholders,” IndustriALL said. The group and affiliated unions, which claim to represent 50 million members worldwide, are willing to help parties find a resolution, it said.
The stoppage at the giant Grasberg copper and gold mine in Papua province started May 1 as workers protested layoffs and enforced furloughs, hampering production. The government had just awarded Freeport an interim permit to export concentrate amid a broader negotiation over operating terms. JPMorgan Chase & Co. earlier this year called the disputes at Grasberg the biggest threat to global supply.
Freeport-McMoRan will continue discussions with workers and the labor union, Riza Pratama, vice president of corporate communications at the Indonesian unit, said in an emailed statement Friday. PT Smelting will resolve the issue through the industrial relations court, Vice President Director Prihadi Santoso said by phone.
“We place great importance in maintaining an open dialog on all employment matters and prioritizing our workers’ welfare,” Pratama said. “We continue to communicate with our workers’representatives and labor unions to hear their concerns and share our views.”
Freeport, the world’s largest listed copper miner, said in June it had terminated 4,000 absent workers, including 1,000 contractors. The project had about 33,000 staff at the end of last year, according to the company.
PT Freeport Indonesia “is guided by the laws and regulations governing such matters, as well as the Collective Labor Agreement between the labor union and the company,” Pratama said. “In this case, resignations were an unfortunate consequence for a number of workers who had prolonged absenteeism from work despite multiple efforts and requests by the company to return to work.”
Chief Executive Officer Richard Adkerson said in July there was no general strike at the mine. More than 25,000 of the staff were not involved in absenteeism and continue to work, he said on a conference call, adding the miner was getting back toward normal operations.
IndustriALL urged the Energy and Mineral Resources and Manpower Ministries to redouble their efforts to facilitate a resolution.