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434 Indonesian paper workers reject poverty wages

18 March, 2021434 outsourced paper workers at PT Tanjung Enim Lestari Pulp & Paper (PTTEL) are striking in protest of poverty wages.

Stronger collective agreements to resist Indonesia’s Omnibus law

5 March, 2021As Indonesia’s Omnibus law on job creation threatens to erode workers’ rights, unions have decided to strengthen the terms and conditions of collective agreements in order to protect their rights.

Indonesia: local union leader must be reinstated

22 December, 2020IndustriALL Indonesian affiliate Lomenik is calling on PT Kemet Batam Electronics to reinstate the local Lomenik union secretary, dismissed in November for alleged unauthorized leave.

Goodyear Indonesia workers return to protest line

17 December, 202044 Goodyear Indonesia workers returned to the protest line in Bogor city, demanding that the company reinstate all 44 workers in accordance to the advice of the city Manpower office, provide back pay since 22 June and year-end bonus.

Why the Omnibus Law is not only an assault on workers’ rights but also on Indonesia’s SDG progress

7 December, 2020Besides a raging Covid-19 pandemic that has seen Indonesia produce the second highest confirmed death toll in Asia after India, widespread opposition to President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo’s recent Omnibus Law has dominated public discourse in Indonesia for months.

Unions file constitutional challenge against Omnibus law calling it 'modern slavery'

5 November, 2020Indonesian Trade Union Confederation (KSPI) and Confederation of All Indonesian Workers' Union (KSPSI AGN) have filed a legal challenge on the controversial Omnibus Law at the Constitutional Court, claiming the law violates workers’ rights.

Indonesia: violent response to union strike

19 October, 2020Workers and unions in Indonesia who went on a national strike on 6-8 October after the country’s Parliament passed the controversial Omnibus law, were met with violence and arbitrary arrests.

Uproar over passing of omnibus law in Indonesia

9 October, 2020Thousands of Indonesian workers from 30 provinces downed tools and took to the streets to express their anger over the passing of the omnibus law on job creation on 5 October. 

Fighting for decent work in South East Asia

8 October, 2020Globalization brings capital and opportunities, but also shapes economic and labour policies that threaten the welfare of workers. Union leaders in South East Asia agree that trade unions must confront regressive labour laws in order to fight for decent work in the region.

National strike in Indonesia to stop controversial Omnibus law

30 September, 2020Several trade union confederations in Indonesia have announced a three-day national strike on 6-8 October, calling for the Omnibus bill on job creation to be scrapped before it is passed in Parliament.