Labors urge government to meet seven-point demand

Labors urge government to meet seven-point demand

(ANTARA/Dhoni Setiawan)

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Thousands of labors from Welfare Labor Union Confederation (KSBSI) urged the government to meet their seven point demand when commemorating the World Labor Day (May Day) in Jakarta on Wednesday.

"Today on May 1, millions of labors demand that justice should be enforced to improve our welfare," said KSBSI President Mudhofir in his speech here, Wednesday.

The demands consist of implementation of health care benefit on January 1, 2014 as well as pension benefit program for labors on July 1, 2015.

Besides, labors also demanded a revision on Presidential Regulation No.12/2013 on health care benefit and Governmental Regulation No.101/2012 about assistant recipient.

The KSBSI also urged government to implement Manpower Minister Regulation No.19/2012 about outsource recruitment system and to take firm actions against companies that violate regulations on the outsource system in state companies (BUMN).

"We also reject the low wages regulations and the suspension of the implementation of Provincial Minimum Wages as well as City Minimum Wages," Mudhofir said.

Mudhofir said labors also demanded that the government should not increase premium gasoline price. They rejected Draft Law on National Security and Mass Organizations and demanded that the government decide May 1 as a national holiday.

The KSBSI asked the government to stop and eliminate union busting and criminalization of labors organizations.

"We urge the government to revise its regulation on decent living cost, eliminate Province Minimum Wages and implement a compulsory wage scale and structure," Mudhofir said.

(B019/A014)

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