Indonesian villagers blockade nickel mine, win concessions

Villagers in Sorowako, Sulawesi, blockaded a major road to a mine owned by Inco, Indonesia's largest nickel company, after it announced restructuring plans.

The plans involved 87 lay-offs effective immediately, but up to 600 by the end of the year. Many villagers either work at the mine or have relatives who do. Management met with them and agreed to better severance packages as well as promising to find them employment in community projects.

Reports here:

http://thejakartaglobe.com/business/villagers-end-mine-blockade-after-talks-with-inco/323492
http://www.reuters.com/article/rbssIndustryMaterialsUtilitiesNews/idUSJAK40333220090811
http://www.reuters.com/article/rbssIndustryMaterialsUtilitiesNews/idUSJAK49169420090810
http://thejakartaglobe.com/business/angry-villagers-block-access-at-incos-mine-in-south-sulawesi/322582
http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSJAK52833220090806
http://in.reuters.com/article/rbssIndustryMaterialsUtilitiesNews/idINJKF00025920090806
http://www.mineweb.net/mineweb/view/mineweb/en/page36?oid=87194&sn=Detail
http://www.reuters.com/article/rbssIndustryMaterialsUtilitiesNews/idUSJAK37354620090806

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Aug 24 2009 12:53

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