13 Mar 2012

Papua's Freeport mine says it's back to business

7:20 pm on 13 March 2012

Work has restarted at the Freeport mine in Indonesia's Papua after a two-week suspension caused by fighting among workers.

Operations were halted last month after employees complained that a deal struck in December - which ended a three-month strike over wages and conditions - was not being implemented properly by management, with some strikers not being paid.

Three workers were reportedly arrested by police over the violence.

The news agency AFP reports an agreement has been reached allowing work to resume.

Freeport did not give details on what led to the latest agreement.