Sunday, May 1, 2011

Happy Labor's Day a.k.a May Day

An estimate of 60,000 labors representing 67 Labor Unions in Jakarta and vicinity gathered peacefully today to celebrate the Labors Day a.k.a May Day held at the HI Roundabout in downtown Jakarta

According to Kompas, they started to gather at 6 am and planned to walk to the State Palace, the official residence of President SBY, at midday.

The Labors carried posters and banners mentioning their demands to the government, among others the issuance of the Social Security Organizing Agency Law, realization of President SBY's promise during May Day last year i.e. to pay more attention on the faith of the Labors.

They demand that all Labors, including those under Outsourcing and Contractual statuses, must be protected.
 
Meanwhile, the President visited two factories in Bogor, West Java, accompanied by the Minister of Man Power Muhaimin Iskandar.

The Minister said that there are three goals that his Ministry wished to achieve this year. First,to increase the Man Power Social Security (Jamsostek), second, to strictly limit, or if possible to stop Outsourcing, and third not to limit or ban labor union.

I am very happy that the commemoration of the Labor's Day a.k.a May Day in Jakarta and other parts of Indonesia went quite peacefully. I hope that the government would do its very best to keep its promised to the Labors i.e. provide better working conditions for all labors working in Indonesia and in foreign countries.

I also hope that the government would do its very best to provide more working opportunities for our Labor force a.o. by creating an attractive environment for local and foreign to invest their money and create businesses in Indonesia.

11 comments:

Munir ardi said...

Thanks to the God, all are finishing well no violence and no anarchy

Multibrand said...

Munir,
Yes, thank God, Pak everything seems to be okay.

Wisata Murah said...

yupz..perlindungan lagi jadi bahan mahal dinegeri ini

triesti said...

the government needs to find a balance between protecting the labors and satisfying the investors. not an easy job.. especially since our regulation is not really protecting industries but more sided toward brokers. coupled that with more cheap import from our free trade partners...

Meutia Halida Khairani said...

ouh pantesan kemaren ada arak2an gitu kata temen saya.. untung aman damai ya :)

Multibrand said...

@Wisata Murah,
Sangat menyedihkan keadaannya.

@Triesti,
You are very right. We can only hope that the government officials would always think and act fairly.

@Meutia,
Banar, untung aman.

colson said...

Labour Day ...I really hope it may ( perhaps in a small way only) help strengthen the power of unions

Yet I'm afraid it sadly is just a relic without meaning nowadays. I wonder if anyone can remember it's origins of socialist and rebellious protest 125 years ago.

Multibrand said...

Hi Colson,
I agree with you that May Day is now just a relic without meaning.

r10 said...

buruh juga butuh kesejahteraan, mereka juga memiliki kebutuhan2

Multibrand said...

R10,
Kepentingan kaum buruh harus dilindungi.

Kiwi Riverman's Blogesphere said...

Workers rights must be protected. Good labor unions are necessary.