JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com - Konfederasi Serikat Pekerja Indonesia menuntut Presiden Joko Widodo segera membatalkan peraturan yang membolehkan pekerja asing bekerja di Indonesia tanpa mampu berbahasa Indonesia. Presiden KSPI Said Iqbal berpendapat, peraturan itu terlalu berpihak kepada tenaga kerja asing (TKA) dan tidak berpihak pada pekerja di Indonesia.
Monday, August 24, 2015
Close to a 1,000 workers employed by the Australian company Ansell at the Biyagama Export Processing Zone in Sri Lanka went on strike in October 2013 for the right to form their own union. They are still fighting to establish their own union. Union representatives attempted to come to Melbourne, Australia in 2014 where the headquarters of Ansell are located, but weredenied a visa. This time, Anton Marcus, the General Secretary of the Free Trade Zones and General Services Employees Union (FTZGSEU), is in Melbourne and a solidarity protest is planned for Tuesday 25 August. Against a global company like Ansell, that has facilities in 35 countries, co-ordinated action by Ansell workers in other countries would be the most powerful strategy.
Stop Ansell’s union busting Tuesday, August 25 at 12:00pm, 678 Victoria St, Richmond
Recently we reported that the Migrant Trade Union (MTU) in South Korea had won legal recognition following a decade of struggle and a Supreme Court decision. This victory was immediately curtailed by the South Korean ministry of Labour which imposed legal hurdles preventing registration of the MTU. Labour activists then initiated a campaign for full recognition and better rights. This week, the MTU finally won, bringing to end a struggle that began a decade ago.