Laborers Prepare for Massive Strike

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Said Iqbal, Chairman of the Indonesian Labor Union Confederation (KSPI), has threatened to organize a massive nation-wide strikes as a protest against fuel price increase. "We will organize a massive demonstration during the plenary session. Five to 10 thousand laborers will surround the House of Representatives," said said in apress conference on Thursday, June 13.

    He mentioned that the strikes will take place on June 17 to 18 when the fuel price is implemented. Said also claimed that the strike will be done simultaneously across the nation.

    He informed that there are six demands that will be made during the stirkes, including the cancellation of fuel price increase and Temporary Direct Aid (BLSM).

    Furthermore, Said mentioned that social security programs, including health insurance, should be implemented in 2014. Other demands include equal justice for graft convicts and efficient spending of National Budget (APBN).