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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s