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Jakarta Post

Workers plan strike in protest against salary and outsourcing

  • Ridwan Max Sijabat

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, October 3 2012   /  08:50 am

Around 2.8 million workers in 24 cities and on 80 industrial estates nationwide will go on strike in protest against outsourcing practices, a cheap labor policy and the planned gradual implementation of the national health care for all program.

Chairman of the Confederation of Indonesian Workers Union (KSPI) Said Iqbal, said Wednesday’s rally would be the first in a series of protests and it would only be a warm-up to remind relevant parties and the public of their
seriousness.

He said most workers on industrial estates would not go to work so that their employers would see a massive loss in production.

“We are serious about holding strikes until the government listens to our demands. We are waiting for immediate solutions to the chronic issues,” he told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday.

Workers in urban areas have been asked to stage demonstrations outs...