Celebrate the 19th Anniversary, FSPMI Holds Demonstration Action Demand for Reduced Prices of Basic Needs & Revocation of PP 78 Year 2015.

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Celebrate the 19th Anniversary, FSPMI Holds Demonstration Action Demand for Reduced Prices of Basic Needs & Revocation of PP 78 Year 2015.

Thousands of workers of the Federation of Metal Workers Union of Indonesia (FFSPMI) celebrated its 19th anniversary by holding a demonstration in front of the State Palace Jakarta.

In today’s action, FSPMI workers carry 3 demands called Tritura The first demand is Urgent President Jokowi to reduce the price of basic needs, Electricity and fuel and sovereignty of food & energy.

The second is to stop the policy of low wages that proved to make people’s purchasing power down by revoking Government Regulation no 78 of 2015. The third is related to the upcoming Pilkada and presidential elections, the workers will reject the rotten politicians who are proven to harm the people and the workers.

HUT FSPMI 19 Jakarta

In his oration FSPMI president Said Iqbal said the government regulation no. 78 of 2015 is contradictory to Law no. 13 of 2003 on Manpower, Law no. 21 of 2000 on Trade Unions and ILO Convention No. 87 on freedom of association. “The workers ask President Jokowi to immediately repeal the government regulation no. 78 of 2015 on wages, because it proves impoverish the workers and leads to a decrease in purchasing power” Said Iqbal added

In addition to Jakarta, similar action was also held in Medan, Batam, Surabaya, Semarang, Bandung and several other regions in Indonesia.

This action will continue until the Jokowi government meets the demands of the workers. The peak of the workers will take a greater action on the anniversary of the world labor day or mayday 2018

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