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Freeport Strikers to Rally After Government-Led Talks Stall

Workers at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. in Indonesia’s Grasberg mine will rally on Sept. 29 after failing to agree on pay increases in government-brokered talks last week, as the strike continues, a union official said.

About half of 8,000 non-staff workers at Grasberg in Papua province, who have walked out of jobs since Sept. 15, will join the protest, said Virgo Solossa, head of organizational affairs at PT Freeport Indonesia’s labor union.