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Jakarta Post

More white collar workers join Labor Day

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, May 2, 2019   /  08:43 am
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No barriers: Media and creative industry workers hold a rally to commemorate Labor Day in Jakarta on Wednesday.(JP/Donny Fernando)

More professionals and white-collar workers took to the streets of Jakarta for International Labor Day commemorated on Wednesday to celebrate workers’ rights and joined with thousands who voiced their demands for better benefits and equal treatment. Some of the workers from various fields had already been in the annual march several times, while others were new to the celebration globally known as May Day. Workers had gathered since morning to march along the thoroughfares of Jakarta with homemade and colorful posters stating their demands with each group having a special chant. Some white-collar workers marched through Central Jakarta from the Sarinah shopping mall to the Creative Economy Agency (Bekraf) building. Gaia Khairina was among hundreds of white-collar workers participating in the demonstration for the first time. Coming all the way to Jakarta from Bogor, Wes...