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Jakarta Post

Unions threaten more street actions on outsourcing

  • Iman Mahditama and Ridwan Max Sijabat

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, July 13 2012   /  07:58 am

More than 30,000 workers from the Confederation of Indonesian Workers Union (KSPI) marched on the Presidential Palace on Thursday, demanding that the government crack down on outsourcing.

“We will give time to the government to prohibit low-wage policies and employee outsourcing until October, KSPI president Said Iqbal said on Thursday.

Said had a warning for the government if it failed to meet its demands: “We will take to the street again, with more workers to close factories and toll roads in Greater Jakarta.”

“The rally today is just a warm-up. We can bring other unions from many parts of the country to join us,” Said added.

The confederation comprises the Indonesian Teachers Association (PGRI), the Indonesian Metal Workers Federation (FSPMI), the Indonesian Cement Industry Workers Federation (FSPISI) and the Printing, Publishing and Media Worke...