Water Workers Protest In Jakarta

Hundreds of employees of city-owned tap water company (PDAM) held a demonstration in front of the Office of Drinking Water Treatment Plant of PT Aetra on Jl Kalimalang, Durensawit, East Jakarta, Wednesday (12/22) (Photo: PSI)

From Berita Jakarta:

They demanded the cancellation of the privatization of Jakarta PDAM that had lasted since 1997, as well as the termination of cooperation between PDAM and two tap-water operators PT Palyja and PT Aetra. They considered the cooperation was detrimental to the employees of PDAM.

“Since 2003, the workers` rights have not been fully fulfilled. The basic salary of some employees only amounts to Rp 1.175 million to Rp 1.380 million per month. In fact they have already worked for more than 30 years,” said one of the Chairmen of SP PDAM, Bakti Manulang in the protest.

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