Category Archives: Federasi Serikat Pekerja Seluruh Indonesia

“SBY has not eased labor pains”

The Jakarta Post has this article featuring criticisms of the SBY administration from three major labor unions.    The three perspectives, all fairly consistent regarding outsourcing, contract work, the minimum wage, and unemployment, include quotes from the Confederation of All-Indonesian Workers Union (KSPSI), the Confederation of Indonesian Prosperous Labor Union (KSBSI), and the Federation of All State-owned Enterprise Workers Union (FSP BUMN).

FSPSI: Over 50% of Firms In Tangerang Violate Minimum Wage

The head of the Tangerang branch of Federasi Serikat Pekerja Seluruh Indonesia (FSPSI) claims over 50% of firms in Tangerang are violating the minimum wage, echoing previous reports out of Malang that the minimum wage is violated there by as many as 60% of all firms.

From this same report we learned that, as of the middle of this weeks, talks continued between shoe manufacturer PT Prima Inreksa & workers who are demanding severence pay for 1,000 workers laid off in 2007 after the termination of a contract with Adidas.

Strike At Carrefour Yogya

On Saturday, Tempo reported that Federasi Serikat Pekerja Seluruh Indonesia workers at Carrefour’s Yogyakarta location were continuing their strike over wages for a second day (article in Indonesia here).

I have yet to see any updates in the press on the status of the strike, if anyone has any information or news sources, please send them along and I’ll post them.