Jakarta, IO – The Confederation of Indonesian Trade Unions (KSPI) planned to stage a huge demonstration involving 100,000 workers outside the State Palace and Constitutional Court (MK) on Labor Day (popularly known as May Day) on May 1.
KSPI president Said Iqbal claimed currently they have nearly 50,000 workers registering for the action already. He said the protest will start at 9.30 am to 12.30 pm. It will be followed by the May Day Fiesta scheduled for 1 pm WIB at Istora Senayan.
Acoording to Said, the protesters consists of workers from Jakarta, West Java and Banten provinces, reported CNN Indonesia, Thursday (27/4). They are expected to make six demands. First, to voice their opposition to the Job Creation Law. Second, to request a review of the parliamentary threshold in 2024 general elections.
Third, to urge the government to pass the Domestic Worker Protection (PPRT) bill. Fourth, to reject the Healthcare bill. Fifth, to support agrarian reform and food sovereignty. Sixth, to support pro-labor and working-class presidential candidate in GE2024. (at)