10 Oct 2014

More disruptions possible at Papua's Freeport

2:54 pm on 10 October 2014

A union official says workers at the Freeport copper and gold mine in Indonesia's Papua are seeking face-to-face talks with local management following a fatal accident.

This comes after hundreds of angry protestors blocked access to the mine for two days last week, partially stopping production, following the deaths of four workers late last month.

Reuters reports union official Albar Sabang as saying fresh protests, blockades or strike action could be triggered if worker safety concerns and other demands are ignored.

He says production is important but safety is the number one issue.