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Labor violence erupts in investor haven Batam

  • Fadli and Ridwan Max Sijabat

    The Jakarta Post

Batam/Jakarta | Fri, November 25 2011 | 08:25 am

PREMIUM Batam island faced its third anarchic labor strike since 2010 on Thursday. Workers ran amok in an attempt to force the local government to meet their demands for a much higher municipal minimum-wage. But the administration said it was unable to accommodate the aspirations of the island’s workers, one of the most favored foreign-investment destinations in the country.

More than 5,000 strik...