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Indonesian unions demonstrate their strength in unity

7 February, 2013One day after a massive rally in Jakarta, the leaders of 11 Indonesian unions affiliated to IndustriALL Global Union met and decided to create the IndustriALL Indonesia Council.

SPECIAL REPORT: Rio Tinto unsustainable business practice

27 November, 2013Claiming to abide by good corporate practice, mining giant Rio Tinto’s behaviour includes major disputes with trade unions, communities, regulatory authorities, as well as over indigenous people’s rights.

Indonesian paper workers striking for fair wages and rights

4 March, 2014IndustriALL’s Indonesian affiliate FSP2KI leads the struggle against Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) after the company illegally broke off collective bargaining talks and called in the local army and police to intimidate workers against supporting the union in West Java.

Grasberg - deadly accident in Rio Tinto mine could have been prevented

19 March, 2014The roof collapse resulting in 28 deaths in the Grasberg mine in Indonesia in 2013 could have been avoided, according to the Indonesian National Human Rights Commission.

IndustriALL inspired by Indonesian trade union victory

17 January, 2013IndustriALL is celebrating a significant victory of its Indonesian affiliates in the campaign against outsourcing and low wages.

Victory in Indonesia – release of 26 union activists

28 November, 2016After a two-hour trial on on 22 November, 26 trade union activists were released after having been charged with illegal participation in protest actions a year earlier.

Indonesia – unions demand review of wage setting law

22 March, 2017Trade unions in Indonesia want the government to abolish a new law that has eliminated unions’ role in setting the minimum wage and resulted in low pay increases for workers.

Peaceful Indonesian packaging workers smashed by police

13 July, 2014Indonesian food packaging company PT Indofood CKA contracted Indonesia’s elite riot police “Brimob” to violently attack their own workers on 2 July in response to their peaceful efforts towards collective bargaining through the FSPMI union.

Indonesian textile workers reach agreement with Adidas

25 April, 2013On 24 April 2013 Adidas and Indonesia Coordinating Committee of PT Kizone Workers and their union, DPC SPTSK-SPSI, announced an agreement potentially ending a 2 year long dispute.

ICT, E&E unions focus on challenges of “Industry 4.0”

18 April, 2016Strong and sustainable industrial policy is required to tackle the challenges of the Industry 4.0, said unions at the IndustriALL Global Union’s steering committee on information and communication technologies (ICT), electrical & electronics on 6-7 April in Tokyo, Japan.