FNPBI-Indepenen Declares Golput Strategy

The IndoLeft News Service has posted two articles (here & here) on an meetings held by the Front Nasional Perjuangan Buruh Indonesia (FNPBI-Indepenen) days before the presidential election, in which they resolved to boycott the election.  This is from the Surya Daily Online:

The workers also made six demands on the government. These were in the form of guarantees of the workers insurance scheme (Jamsostek), holiday bonuses, decent overtime wages, increases in the regional minimum wage, the abolition of contract labour and outsourcing and the freedom to organise…

According to [spokesperson] Irwanto, the character of the presidential tickets of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono-Boediono, Megawati Sukarnoputri-Prabowo Subianto as well as Jusuf Kalla-Wiranto are clearly the same was they were in the previous era. By way of example, it was precisely when former president Megawati was in power that contract labour and outsourcing systems were put into place through Law Number 13, 2003 on Labour.


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