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Gold Dust: the human cost of the Grasberg mine crisis

16 November, 2017IndustriALL has released a documentary film on the effect of the strike at the Grasberg mine on workers and their communities

Indonesian trade unionists jailed fighting precarious work

4 April, 2013IndustriALL Global Union’s Indonesian affiliate the FPE-SBSI is campaigning for the rights of outsourced contract workers at state-owned mine and energy companies PLN and Pertamina. In retaliation to the campaign workers have been sacked and even jailed.

IndustriALL affiliates start mobilizing to STOP Precarious Work

3 October, 2012In the lead up to the October 7 Day for Decent Work, Indonesian unions took to the streets on 3 October in a massive protest against precarious work.

International premiere of “Working Class Heroes”

11 June, 2013FNV Mondiaal will screen the international premiere of “Working Class Heroes”, at the ILO on 13 June, a documentary uncovering the struggles of trade unionists in Indonesia and Colombia.

Indonesian IndustriALL Council Creates Women's Committee

24 September, 2013On 22 September 2013 the IndustriALL Council created a women's committee in Jakarta. The women took the opportunity to plan their activity on 7 October where they intend to go to the Ministry of Manpower with a delegation of 100 women to demand decent work and to demand that more attention be paid to women's issues.

Nationwide strike in Indonesia announced for 31 October

28 October, 2013Trade unions in Indonesia have announced a national strike on 31 October – 1 November. Workers demand a rise in minimum salary, implementation of health insurance and an end to outsourced precarious work.

Violent end to Indonesian strike

5 November, 2013A national strike was held in Indonesia on 31 October and 1 November with more than 1,5 million participants. Although peaceful demonstrations were held in most regions, violent outbreaks injured a number people.

Indonesia – violence against union protestors

2 November, 201525 demonstrators were arrested and many were injured when 35,000 people took to the streets of Jakarta to protest against a new regulation that excludes trade unions from the minimum wage setting process.

Indonesian garment unions set for organizing drive

15 January, 2016IndustriALL Global Union Indonesian garment and textile affiliates, Garteks and SPN, are actively preparing for an intensive year of organizing in 2016. 

Thai and Indonesian unions foster solidarity

29 January, 2014The national campaigns against precarious work in Indonesia in 2012 and 2013 mobilized millions of workers and showed true trade union power. It inspired many unions around the world, including Thai unions participating at national workshops on precarious work, organizing and campaigning held in Bangkok, in September last year. The result was a study visit to Indonesia.