Manual work in the sulphur factory for Rp. 110,000 per day
Although work in the factory is heavy as well, people prefer to produce sulphur in the factory instead of carrying it out of the volcano. 'I am closer to my family', is their explanation.
But, work hours differ too. While miners travel to the crater at one o'clock in the morning, the factory opens around six. All production workers in the factory are 'old' miners. They work in 2 shifts of 11 people.
Laborers in the sulphur factory in Licin process about 25 ton of sulphur a day and get about Rp. 10,000 per 100 kilogram sulphur. The total amount has to be divided among all workers, 22 in total. That means that heavy physical work is rewarded with approximately € 9 per person per day. That is slightly more than an average sulphur miner earns.