The official forum of by MAidioTec. Vidéos news of electro dance in all the world. Electro dance born in 2000 years in France with Tecktonik. Broadcast your-electro-self !!
HomeCalendarFAQSearchMemberlistUsergroupsRegisterLog in

Share | 

 Indonesia's Freeport copper mine declares force majeure

Go down 

Posts : 171
Join date : 2011-03-24

PostSubject: Indonesia's Freeport copper mine declares force majeure   Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:45 pm

Freeport McMoran security guards inspect an employee's vehicle leaving the Freeport McMoran administrative compound in Timika, Indonesia's Papua province, on Wednesday Freeport says the workers' demands for pay increases are unrealistic
Continue reading the main story
Related Stories

* Three dead at Papua Freeport mine
* Strike-hit Papua mine 'producing'
* One killed in Papua mine clash

The US mining giant Freeport-McMoran has said it is no longer liable for contracts on sales from its strike-hit copper and gold mine in Indonesia.

The Grasberg mine in restive Papua province has been hit by six weeks of action over pay and conditions.

The declaration of force majeure frees Freeport of some of its contractual obligations to customers of the world's second largest copper mine.

There have been several deaths during the strike which thousands have joined.

Gunmen attacked a police patrol car 5km (three miles) from the mine early on Wednesday, police told AP news agency.

The unidentified gunmen fired several rounds, the detective said, but no-one was injured.

As well as the strike, the mine has been hit by road blockades and a damaged pipeline.
Contract workers

Workers at the mine, currently paid up to about $3 (£1.90) per hour, had demanded up to $43 per hour after hearing what their counterparts earned in Freeport mines elsewhere, but have since scaled back their demands, reports say.

Talks are said to have resumed last week.

The company has drafted in non-unionised contract workers to maintain production but on Wednesday said it became clear it would be unable to meet its supply commitments.

"As previously reported, the strike action at PT Freeport Indonesia has impacted production and concentrate shipments," Freeport Indonesia spokesman Ramdani Sirait said in a statement.

"The lower concentrate production has impacted our ability to fully perform our sales commitments and as a result, we were required to declare force majeure on the affected concentrate sales agreements," he added.

The news buoyed copper prices on the London Metal Exchange, with the benchmark contract rising as much as 3.5% to $7,785 per tonne - just below a month-long peak of $7,820 hit on Tuesday, Reuters news agency reported.

impotence treatment
furniture removalists gold coast
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Indonesia's Freeport copper mine declares force majeure
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
» Review: 8957 Mine Mech
» Copper lustre jug
» 40k Force organisation Chart is puzzling me
» FYI, Weber Copper rectifier & cold solder joints
» CL Plate Royal New Zealand Air Force

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
WORLD ELECTRO DANCE :: Video and news from all country :: USA-
Jump to: