FSPMI releases workers after demands granted
After being held for two days in their workplace by the Indonesian Metal Workers Federation (FSPMI) more than 450 permanent workers of PT Japan Solderless Terminal (JST) were finally released on Wednesday morning.
The company is said to have granted the demand made by the federation to sign permanent contracts with its non-regular workers.
One of the detained employees, who wanted to remain anonymous, said the workers were allowed to go home at around 5 a.m.
"The long discussion between the federation and JST management concluded with the latter agreeing to sign permanent contracts," the source told The Jakarta Post Digital on Wednesday.
The 450 permanent workers, including 8 foreign employees, working for JST in Cibitung, Bekasi, had been held at the plant by the FSPMI since Monday afternoon.
No one was allowed to leave, including one sick foreigner who had to take daily medication.
The federation demanded that around 500 non-regular workers, who were members of the federation, be employed permanently.
However, it was still unclear how many staff were actually granted permanent contracts by JST.
JST is a connector manufacturing company. The Indonesian office is located in the MM2100 Industrial Area in Bekasi, West Java.(fzm)