Labor Violations At Internationally Funded Road Project

A survey conducted by the Asian Labor Network in International Financing Institutions (ALNI), an organization made up of 22 labor unions, found labor violations in an Asian Development Bank funded road project in West Kalimantan.  According to the report, the violations include workers working without safety equipment, not receiving social security benefits, workers living in roadside barracks without electricity or sanitation, and a large portion of the workers receiving wages below the provincial minimum wage.  Perhaps most importantly, the leader of the survey, Lukman Hakim, points out that workers “have neither collective agreements nor a forum to fight for the improvement of poor labor conditions.”


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