Wednesday, 20 November 2019

'Violated' Ex Freeport Workers Opens up to President Jokowi

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  • Representatives of Freeport Indonesia workers to meet with President Jokowi at the Presidential Palace, Jakarta, Wednesday, Feb. 13. 2019.  TEMPO/Subekti.

    Representatives of Freeport Indonesia workers to meet with President Jokowi at the Presidential Palace, Jakarta, Wednesday, Feb. 13. 2019. TEMPO/Subekti.

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo met with former Freeport Indonesia worker representatives at the Presidential Palace today who came to explain what they experienced in the past several weeks.

    The representatives were former Freeport Indonesia’s team head Jerry Jerangga, dump truck operator Stefen Yawan, and machine operator Oktopia Yeimo.

    They came to meet Jokowi to complain about the inhumane treatment they received as Freeport workers. “We ask the president to take firm action against the employment norms violation we experienced as workers of Freeport Indonesia in Papua,” said one of the representatives.

    The former Freeport workers asked to be reemployed and demand the company to fulfill the rights of the workers by stop implementing foreign policies on Indonesian soil as it violates Indonesian laws.

    ANTARA