Freeport being unfair again: Laurenzus Kadepa

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Photo documentation of the strike of PT Freeport Indonesia employees. - Jubi/Doc

Jayapura, Jubi – Gold and copper mining giant PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) is once again considered to be unfair as it opens job vacancies amid the uncertain fate of thousands of Freeport ex-workers who were terminated unilaterally in 2017.

A member of the Papua Legislative Council’s Commission for Human Rights, Politics, Law, and Government Laurenzus Kadepa said that the recent policy of PTFI showed the true attitude of the management.

“This is not fair. When thousands of former employees demand clarity on their rights, Freeport’s management doesn’t care. Instead, they are now opening job vacancies for various positions in the company,” said Kadepa to Jubi on Monday, August 8, 2022.

“This is not the right way,” Kadepa added. “Ignoring people’s rights while covering them up with other policies”.

Kadepa urged PT Freeport Indonesia to resolve the dispute resulting from the unilateral layoff of thousands of employees several years ago. “Don’t try to hide the violation of work norms and human rights that the company has allegedly committed. The Papuan provincial government should also be firm in looking at this problem,” he said.

PT Freeport Indonesia opened job vacancies in August 2022. There are 20 job vacancies available for diploma, bachelor, and master’s graduates to join its Fresh Graduate Program (FGP). (*)

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