Indonesia rises up against attack on labor rights, environmental protections

Thousands of Indonesians have taken the streets of Jakarta, Bandung, and other cities in protest against the government’s push to enact the “omnibus law.”

October 15, 2020 by Peoples Dispatch

Thousands of Indonesians have taken the streets of Jakarta, Bandung, and other cities in protest against the government’s push to enact the “omnibus law.” The law overturns major labor protection laws, including a federal minimum wage, drastically reduces weekly holidays and paid leaves, cuts down severance pay, and also opens up several polluting and hazardous industries to private investment. Major trade unions have been organizing demonstrations since the law was passed by the national legislature on October 5.

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