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

YSF: Youth and Students! Fight and Defeat Imperialism!

Youth and Students: Junk WTO! Fight and Defeat Imperialism BACKGROUND: WTO as the US Imperialist Machinery to Control International Trade The World Trade Organization was institutionalized in January 1, 1995, succeeded General Tariffs and Trade. The main objective of WTO is the liberalization of economies to facilitate trade articulated by reduction to removal of all … Continue reading

Stop The Brutal Suppression of Workers and Trade Unions in Cambodia

Support Cambodian working people who have been struggling for their rights. STOP THE BRUTAL SUPPRESSION OF WORKERS AND TRADE UNIONS IN CAMBODIA.* We condemn the Cambodian government for violently suppressing the legitimate strike organised and participated by the majority of garment, textile and footwear workers demanding higher minimum wage. Numerous media reports confirmed that the … 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

Workers Movement National Consolidation – 30.9.2013

On the ground of workers’ interest to unite workers’ struggle to fight against low wage regime and to achieve 50% rise minimum wage rise, on 30 September 2013, workers’ representations from 18 regions and tens of federations gathered in Gedung Juang (The Struggle Building), Jakarta, Indonesia. Political orations spoken in consolidation emphasized that 50% minimum … 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