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Indonesian unions demand investigation of ITSS furnace explosion

3 January, 2024A huge explosion of the nickel smelter furnace at PT Indonesia Tsingshan Stainless Steel (ITSS) killed 18 mine workers and wounded 41 workers on 29 December, last year.

Building union power along Pou Chen supply chain

28 November, 2023The Pou Chen trade union network met for the second time in Indonesia on 22-23 November. The meeting, part of the project on developing global supply chain industrial relations for the textile, garment, shoes and leather sector through advocacy and action, focused on sectoral priorities, including due diligence, just transition and building union power through supply chain industrial relations.

Sixteen years of unwavering solidarity of Hyundai/Kia workers

13 October, 2023The global Hyundai/Kia union network meeting in Bekasi Indonesia, marked 16 years of unwavering solidarity of Hyundai/Kia workers across the globe. The meeting took place on the 10 and 11 October. 

Indonesian unions condemn constitutional court’s decision on Omnibus Law

9 October, 2023Today, the Indonesian Constitutional Court rejected the challenge from a few Indonesian trade union confederations on the validity of the Indonesian Government Regulation in lieu of Job Creation Law (Perppu).  

Organizing cement workers during challenging economic times in Asia Pacific

4 October, 2023Cement sector unions in the Asia Pacific region commit to organizing more cement workers amid global economic slowdown, decreasing production and climate change.  

Building workers’ power along the Hop Lun Group supply chain

19 June, 2023Union leaders and workers from Hop Lun production facilities in Bangladesh and Indonesia met in Semarang city, Indonesia on 10 June, committing to building solidarity and improving industrial relations throughout the supply chain.

Indonesia passes emergency decree for Job Creation Law

12 April, 2023Unions in Indonesia publicly condemn the national parliament for passing the emergency decree for Job Creation, into law on 21 March 2023. Nation-wide protests are planned on May Day, over half million workers are expected to turn up.

Youth academy builds strong network of activists in South East Asia

27 March, 2023Three years of training through the IndustriALL-FES South-East Asia youth activist-leadership academy has strengthened the network of young unionists in the region, as well as their demands.

Union negotiation wins benefits for mothers

17 February, 2023On 14 February, Indonesia’s Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mining, Oil and Gas Workers’ Union (FSP KEP) received facilities for mothers, after a 5-year long negotiation with PT Garudafood Putra Putri Jaya Tbk (Garudafood). Now 700 women workers can enjoy new facilities like a lactation room, breast feeding facility, childcare centre, and special allowance.

Indonesian unions reject emergency regulation replacing Omnibus Law

12 January, 2023IndustriALL affiliates in Indonesia have condemned the emergency regulation in lieu of the Job Creation Law (Perppu) issued by the President in December last year, as it fails to meet union demands.