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Jakarta Post

Labors unions demand 30% wage increase

  • Tifa Asrianti

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, June 7 2008   /  11:24 am

Seven labor unions went to City Hall on Friday and urged the Jakarta administration to organize a discussion, to be facilitated by the manpower agency, to revise the 2008 provincial minimum wage. The unions were: Indonesia's Labor Union Association (Aspek Indonesia); Indonesia's Metal Labor Union (SPMI); the Federation of Labor Unions on Trade, Banking and Insurance (FSP NIBA); the Labor Solidarity Forum of Chemical, Energy and Mining (FSP KEP); the Labor Solidarity Forum of Metal, Electronics and Machine (FSP LEM); the Labor Solidarity Forum on Textile, Clothing and Leather (FSP TSK); and the National Labor Union (SPN). J. Rusman of the FSP KEP said the labor unions demanded a 30 percent wage increase. He said even though fuel prices only rose by 28.7 percent, the prices of food, transportation and other commodities had increased more than the fuel price increase....