Workers Protest On Heroes’ Day

Indonesia’s National Heroes’ Day last Wednesday saw demonstrations by workers across the country in opposition to revisions of current labor law, in particular Manpower Law No. 13/2003, as well as demands that the government fully enforce Law No. 40/2004 on National Social Security System.

In Jakarta thousands of workers marched from Hotel Indonesia to the Istana Negara.  You can see video of the news coverage by Indosiar here and MetroTV here.  Similar demonstrations were held in Bandung, West Java, Batam, Riau, Medan, North Sumatra, and Suryabaya, East Java.  According to organizers at the demo in Jakarta, there are protests in 15 provinces in total.


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