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Jakarta Post

Govt urged to end outsourcing

  • Ridwan Max Sijabat

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, August 7 2012   /  09:30 am

Labor unions have threatened to stage a nationwide strike next month if the government does not act to end outsourcing practices.

The unions, including the Confederation of All-Indonesian Workers Union (KSPSI), Confederation of Indonesian Workers Union (KSPI), Confederation of Indonesian Prosperous Labor Union (KSBI) and nine other labor union federations announced in a joint press conference on Monday that in addition to the planned strike, more than 1 million workers were expected to picket industrial areas in 14 municipalities and regencies in mid September.

“The strike will proceed peacefully but if the government refuses to listen to our demands, we will step up our efforts by occupying toll roads and other public facilities until the government enacts a moratorium on outsourcing practices, which contradict the Labor Law,” KSPSI chairman, Andi Gani Nena Wea, said.<...