May Day; PKS Demands Rule on Foreign Labor Revoked

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Ansary Siregar, member of the House of Representatives (DPR) labor commission from the PKS faction, was among protesters during the International Labor Day a.k.a. May Day in front of the State Palace on Tuesday, May 1.

    Delivering his oration on top of a car belonging to the Indonesian Trade Unions Confederation (KSPI), Ansary highlighted the Presidential Regulation on Foreign Workers.

    According to Ansary, the Presidential Regulation No.20/2018 on Foreign Workers has created unrest. He believes the rule is a threat to job opportunities that local labors are eyeing.

    Read: Moeldoko Rule on Foreign Labor Protect Local Workers

    Ansary asked the government to revoke the regulation. He said he has signed for the formation of a special committee to revoke the presidential regulation.

    Meanwhile, the KSPI demanded three things in the May Day rally; rejection of expatriate workers of Chinese origin, revocation of Presidential Regulation No.20/2018 on Foreign Workers, and the elimination of the outsourcing system.

    "And for 2019, to select a president who is pro-labor," KSPI President Said Iqbal said.

    Caesar Akbar