FSPM & IUF Call On Gov’t To Protect Tourism Workers

At a meeting in Yogyakarta, the International Union of Foodworkers (IUF) and the hotel workers union Federasi Serikat Pekerja Mandiri (FSPM) called on the Indonesian government to improve working conditions in the tourism sector and threatened to report it to the UN-sponsored World Committee on Tourism Ethics (WCTE).

From The Jakarta Post:

Hemasari Dhatmabumi, Indonesia’s representative for the International Union of Food, Agriculture, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Association (IUF) said they, alongside the Independent Workers’ Union Federation (FSPM), would report the Indonesian government to the World Committee on Tourism Ethics (WCTE) under the auspices of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), should it fail to immediately provide welfare assurance and protection to the workers.

“We demand that the Indonesian government immediately adopt the WCTE regulations and enforce the 2009 Tourism Law,” Hemasari said at the opening of the meeting in Yogyakarta on Tuesday.

[note]: The Jakarta Post misspelled the name of Hemasari Dharmabumi


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