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NEWS UPDATES 7 August 2010

Indonesian mine workers end strike

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Workers at PT Newmont Nusa Tenggara (PT NNT), a subsidiary of US mining giant Newmont Mining Corporation and the operator of the Batu Hijau copper and gold mine in West Sumbawa, ended their strike Friday after the company offered to pay out bonuses earlier.

The workers initially planned to hold the strike until next Tuesday, but the company announced Friday that the workers had agreed to end the action. "We appreciate that the discussions

between management and the unions were conducted in good faith to end the dispute and provide a path forward to resolve the outstanding overtime issue," NNT operations general manager Darren Hall said in a press statement published Friday.

"We are appreciative that the discussions between management and the union were conducted in good faith to end the dispute and provide a path forward to resolve the outstanding overtime issue," Darren Hall, General Manager of Operations, said in a press statement published Friday.

PTNNT operates the Batu Hijau copper and gold mine in West Sumbawa, employing approximately 7,000 permanent and contractual workers. The strike began August 2.

Kasan said the company would provide workers with "appreciation funds" of up to twice their August basic salary. In addition, he said, the company would also pay them so-called "copper bonuses", also up to twice their basic salary in August.

Kasan said the copper bonuses were paid out twice a year. The bonuses to be paid in August were supposed to have been paid out in January next year. "This reflects the company's good intentions and will apply to all workers," he said.


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