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End of three-month industrial action celebrated

MELBOURNE, Australia (Radio Australia, Dec. 26, 2011) – Workers have ended their three-month strike at a giant Indonesian mine owned by United States company Freeport.

A union official says the workers burnt rocks and shot arrows at pigs to mark the end of the industrial action.

They removed roadblocks to the mine.

The Grasberg open-cut pit is in the Indonesian province of Papua.

It holds the world's largest gold reserves and its second-largest copper reserves.

The workers at the mine claimed to be the lowest paid Freeport staff in the world, and were striking in support of better wages and conditions.

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