Three decades after it started doing business with suppliers in Bangladesh, Hennes & Mauritz AB is seeking greater control of production in a nation where it is among the largest purchasers of clothing.
The National Consolidation of Labour Movement (KNGB) which is held in the Gedung Joeang 45, Central Jakarta, has decided to conduct a nationwide strike on 28th, 29th and 30th of October 2013. The National Strike, in addition to urging the government to raise wages by 50% is also targeted to push the other labour national agenda, one of which is outsourcing issue.
Outsourcing has become the major problem of Indonesian workers at this time since the system has been believed to deprive the workers' welfare. Murtija, The Chairperson of the Federation of National Power Trade Union (FSPLN) on the consolidation in Jakarta assured that as many as 10,700 outsourcing workers of the State Power Company (PLN) in Central Java will get involved in the National Strike.
The consolidation keeps rolling and was continued with meetings and rallies in many areas in Central Java. In Purwokerto, the consolidation held on October 12, 2013 decided to start the strike early. The Meter Record workers who must be on duty of recording the kwh meters of the customers from home to home will start the strike on October 24, 2013. Toto Rubiyanto, the General Secretary of FSPLN who led the consolidation directly stated that the Federation will issue instructions at the latest of within 2 days after the meeting to order all their members to begin the strike early on October 24 and continued until October 30, 2013.
Strikes will certainly lead into the greater movement as power is a vital need for people. Aminuddin Azhari as the coordinator of the Workers in Purwokerto area confirms that the decision to start the strike earlier as a response of FSPLN to the fact that since early October the General Manager of PLN of Central Java and Yogyakarta has been using the army and national police to intimidate members and train them to replace the striking workers.
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On Friday, around 3 million workers in 20 provinces and 150 regencies continued their nationwide strike, which has paralyzed activities in around 40 industrial areas in Java, Sumatra, Sulawesi and Kalimantan.
Their demands include a 50 percent hike in their minimum wages, which should be implemented simultaneously in January 2014, and an end to job outsourcing and the contractual system.
They also want the government and House of Representatives to immediately pass the bill on housemaids into law and revise the newly enacted law on mass organizations, which they claim has been devised to silence labor unions.
The Jakarta administration office was surrounded by thousands of protesting workers on Friday when the administration announced a 11 percent increase in the province’s minimum wage from Rp 2.2 million to Rp 2.4 million.
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