Labor Party Threatens Mass Strike in Protest Against Job Creation Perpu
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Labor Party joining forces with a myriad of organizations such as the Federation of Indonesian Metal Worker Unions (FSPMI) will gather at the House of Representatives (DPR) headquarters in Central Jakarta on Monday, March 13.
According to the Labor Party chief justice, Riden Hatam Aziz, this protest is expected to be attended by 2,000 to 3,000 people.
"Today's mass demonstration, more or less, there will be two to three thousand who are on their way," he said in front of the DPR headquarters at Senayan.
In today’s mass protest, the Labor Party together and other unions collectively reject the ratification of the Job Creation Perpu by the DPR. They also demanded ratification of the PPRT Bill, rejects the Health Bill, and calls for the immediate termination of the Director General of Taxes.
Riden Hatam Aziz threatened that they would carry out a mass strike if the Perpu for the Omnibus Job Creation is passed. He reminded legislators not to underestimate their warning.
"We will continue to make efforts to prevent this law from being passed. Even if it is forced by the DPR, we will submit a review to the Constitutional Court and on May Day we will go on a national strike," he said.
MUHAMMAD FARREL FAUZAN
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