If Government Give Us Fuel Price Hike, We Will Give Them General Strike

Indonesian workers strongly disagree and they stated that they will take measures against fuel price hike by the new government under Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and Jusuf Kalla. Such measures included national day of action and general strike. Said Iqbal, president of Konfederasi Serikat Pekerja Indonesia (KSPI) or Indonesian Trade Union Confederation stated that anti fuel … Continue reading

Indonesian Teachers Held Strike to Demand Government Concerns on Education

Teachers in Indonesia held teachers strike and joint prayers in each region to demand government’s concern towards national education condition on Saturday 5 October 2013, coincides with International Teacher’s Day. “The concrete number in Indonesia is still unclear today. We estimated that the teachers who will join the joint prayers and teachers strike are below … Continue reading

Towards Nationwide General Strike, Jakarta Workers Launch Regional Convoy

After declaring their stance on 30 September 2013, for nationwide general strike, the working class showed their seriousness. Wednesday, 2 October 2013, hundreds of workers in Jakarta held a regional convoy, spreading flyers on the plan for nationwide general strike. Since morning, hundreds of workers called Jakarta Workers on The Move (Buruh Jakarta Bergerak) have … Continue reading

Electricity Workers will Make Black Out General Strike in Central Java and Yogyakarta

Hundreds of outsourcing workers from State Electricity Enterprise (PLN) held protest in front of Central Java Local Assembly (DPRD) Tuesday afternoon, 1 October 2013. They claimed they will launch black out power strike in all central java province and Yogyakarta if workers demands are not fulfilled. Chairman of National Trade Union (SPN) PLN Outsourced Workers … Continue reading

Nationwide General Strike for Three Days in a Row

Workers from various trade unions, trade union federation and or confederations, and workers organization set a deal for a nationwide general strike in industrial cities, in electric plants, which being supported as well by teachers and empowered by container trucks on 28, 29, and 30 October 2013. This is a brief review and information on … Continue reading

Indonesia: On The Results of Workers Movement National Consolidation

On The Results of Workers Movement National Consolidation KSPI (Indonesian Trade Union Confederation) Press Release 30 September 2013 50 workers’ organization in national level and 100 workers’ organization in regional level from 100 regencies and or municipalities from 18 provinces today gathered to declare their unity in the struggle to achieve 50% rise in minimum … Continue reading

Striking Workers in Bekasi Indonesia Being Shot By Cops

Thursday night, 26 September 2013, clash erupted in Bekasi, Indonesia. Thousands of workers from various factories in industrial area Bekasi held solidarity action to the struggle demanding workers’ right by Kalbe Farma Trade Union in Kalbe Farma Co. Nyoemarno, Central Officials of FSPMI (Indonesian Metal Workers Trade Union Federation) stated that negotiation team of trade … Continue reading

Thousands of Indonesian Workers Hold Protest in Front of Bandung Public High Court

Thousands of Indonesian Workers Hold Protest in Front of Bandung Public High Court KSPI (Indonesian Worker Union Confederacy) 25 September 2013 5.000 workers from KSPI, West Java, and All West Java Trade Union i.e.: Buruh Bekasi Bergerak (Bekasi Workers On The Move), Forum Buruh Depok (Depok Worker’s Forum), Forum Buruh Bogor Bersatu (United Bogor Workers … Continue reading

The Struggle against Wage Slavery

Chairman of KASBI (Indonesian Trade Union Congress Alliance ) Speech Young, Brave, Militant salute! One determination, one action. Workers comrades in struggle, in this occasion, as KASBI chairman I would like to deliver fundamental thoughts on the essence of the struggle against neo-colonialism in Indonesia, especially in working class sector. Recently Indonesians being shocked by … Continue reading

Rumour Has It: SBY will Make Mayday as National Holiday in Indonesia

Jakarta-President SBY will make May 1st as a national holiday in Indonesia to respect International Workers’ Day commomerated by workers around the world including Indonesia. “This is special gift, and president will state it on May 1st meeting at Maspion Inc. and Unilever Inc. in East Java. He will give this special gift which we … Continue reading