Labor violence erupts in investor haven Batam
Fadli and Ridwan Max Sijabat
The Jakarta Post
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...
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