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2013 Annual Survey of Violations of Trade Union Rights - Indonesia

Publisher International Trade Union Confederation
Publication Date 6 June 2013
Cite as International Trade Union Confederation, 2013 Annual Survey of Violations of Trade Union Rights - Indonesia, 6 June 2013, available at: [accessed 19 January 2018]
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Police intervention in demonstrations: Mr. Suprapto, one of the leaders of the Konfederasi Serikat Pekerja Indonesia (KSPI) at plant level, was stopped from holding a speech when the police intervened and used rubber bullets against workers who were demonstrating against outsourcing and low wages. Mr. Suprapto, Mr. Yoni Mulyono, and Mr. Gagan Setiawan were hospitalised as a result of the attack.

Trade unionists being charged for carrying out legitimate activities: Workers protesting in front of a factory were attacked by a group of unknown persons. When the company security guards did not react, Eddy Irawadi, a union leader, ordered the closure of the production line in order to avoid further attacks. The employer filed a complaint against the union because of the work stoppage.

Collective agreements are disrespected: In March 2013, security workers at PT. Tanjungenim Lestari Pulp and Paper (PT TEL) went on strike when PT. Tangkas decided to outsource operations of PT TEL in violation of a valid collective agreement.

Anti-union discrimination: In November 2012, management of the paper company PT Kertas Leces in Probolinggo terminated the contract of Djody Soegiharto, coordinator of the department of organising and recruitment at the Federation of Indonesian Pulp and Paper (FSP2KI). In February 2012, management accused him of defamation when he displayed banners at the factory premises demanding the payment of pending salaries and benefits.

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