Pork supply safe as strike ends at Indonesian farm
Second-biggest supplier of live pigs agrees to talks to resolve pay dispute
Concerns over pork supply to Singapore have eased for now with the end of a six-day strike at an Indonesian farm that is the second-biggest supplier of live pigs to the city-state.
Some 175 workers, or more than half of the farm's workforce, will go back to work today after the farm's operator, Indo Tirta Suaka, yesterday agreed to reopen talks next Monday to resolve a pay dispute.
This is "a positive step towards listening to workers' needs and welfare", said Ms Duma Sitanggang, a labour union leader representing the workers there.
Company representatives could not be reached at press time.