Five hundred contract workers protested outside the main gate of the Tanjung Priok port in Jakarta, demanding that PT Jakarta International Container Terminal (JICT) make them permanent employees. From The Jakarta Post:
“We have been working at the firm’s main division for 15 to 20 years, but we have yet to be made permanent employees,” Sutimanto, chairman of the JICT contract worker association, said as quoted by kompas.com. “The labor law bans a company from using contract workers at its main division.” He added a contract workers only earned Rp 1.3 million (US$140) a month, far below a permanent worker who could earn a salary of Rp 13 million a month.
I don’t have much information on organizations specifically focusing on contract workers. If anyone has relevant links or articles, feel free to post them.