SPN Central Java Calls For Commemoration of Marsinah

TEMPO/Arie Basuki

Serikat Pekerja Nasional Jawa Tengah (National Labor Union of Central Java) is calling for a national commemoration of Marsinah, a female union activist who was murdered in 1993 in East Java.  SPN-Jawa Tengah is calling for Marsinah to be considered a national hero and the date of her death, May 8th, to become a day to recognize the struggle of female workers in Indonesia.  In the Tempo article, the Secretary of SPN-Jawa Tengah goes on to discuss the importance of Marsinah as a symbol for workers and a unifying symbol for a scattered labor movement.

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