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Union-NGO group becomes 10th to petition against jobs law, FRI campaigns for 'civil disobedience'

  • A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil
    A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Fri, November 20, 2020   /  02:48 pm
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A university student holds up a headband bearing the hashtag #MosiTidakPercaya (motion of no confidence) during a rally on Oct. 28 on Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat in Central Jakarta.(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

A coalition of 14 unions and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs)on Thursday filed a legal challenge against the Omnibus Law on Job Creation at the Constitutional Court, the latest to challenge the controversial law following nine other individuals and groups that have petitioned the court for a judicial review Meanwhile, the Indonesian People’s Faction (FRI), the most vocal group opposing the law, has launched a campaign calling for a “civil disobedience”. “The Job Creation Law contains legal violations and flaws, especially in the agriculture, horticulture, plantation, education, fishery and land sectors,” said a statement from the Kepal coalition, which includes Sawit Watch, Indonesia for Global Justice, the Indonesian Fishermen’s Union (SNI) and the Indonesian Farmers Union (SPI). “Besides the substance of the law, we believe that th...