Labor Group GEBRAK Protests Against Omnibus Bill, Mineral Mining Law

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  • Laborers under the Indonesian Worker Union Cofederation (KSPI) stage a protest against the Omnibus Bill in front of the House building on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. TEMPO/Nurdiansah

    Laborers under the Indonesian Worker Union Cofederation (KSPI) stage a protest against the Omnibus Bill in front of the House building on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. TEMPO/Nurdiansah

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - A coalition of people dubbing itself as GEBRAK (the people and labors movement) held Friday a rally to protest against the government’s Omnibus bill (Omnibus Law) at the Ministry of Manpower’s headquarters in South Jakarta. 

    The protestors said the demonstration would continue to the House of Representatives (DPR) headquarters on Friday, August 14, to protest against the “cipta lapangan kerja” (job creation bill) that continued to be discussed by House lawmakers despite the fact that DPR was in a recess period. 

    “We, as part of the people’s elements, demand the government stop the discussions about the job creation bill,” wrote GEBRAK spokesperson Jumisih in today’s press release, which also called for the government to drop the coal and mineral mining law (UU Minerba) and the prioritization of legislations that can guarantee the welfare of susceptible groups such as draft law to eradicate sexual violence and the draft law on domestic workers. 

    Read: DPR Deputy Speaker Denies Rumors on Passing Two Controversial Bills

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