Protests in Indonesia against new jobs law enter third day

Protests in Indonesia against new jobs law enter third day
Protests in Indonesia against new jobs law enter third day

Hello and welcome to the details of Protests in Indonesia against new jobs law enter third day and now with the details

Nevin Al Sukari - Sana'a - A university student gestures to a man pushing a chart while resting on a main road to protest the government's proposed labour reforms in a controversial bill in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 8, 2020. — Reuters pic

JAKARTA, Oct 8 — Nationwide protests and labour strikes against a polarising new jobs law in Indonesia continued across the country for a third straight day today.

The “omnibus” jobs creation bill, passed into law on Monday, has seen thousands of people in South-east Asia’s largest economy take to the streets in protest against legislation they say undermines labour rights and weakens environmental protections.

In the past two days, almost 600 people have been detained, and two students seriously injured, while police have used tear gas and water cannons to disperse demonstrators.

This morning, crowds gathered across major cities on the most populous Java island, including Jakarta and Bandung, according to local media and video footage shared by Kahar S. Cahyono, a spokesman from the Confederation of Indonesian Workers’ Union (KSPI).

Maulana Syarif, 45, who has worked at Astra Honda motors for 25 years, told Reuters he joined the protests in Jakarta to fight for the rights of future generations.

“We ask that the law be repealed immediately,” he told Reuters. “This is our struggle for our children and grandchildren, and our future generations...If it's like this (with the new law) our well-being will decrease, and we will lack certainty in jobs.”

In conjunction with 32 other trade unions, Said Iqbal, KSPI president, said its strike would continue for a third and final day today.

The government of President Joko Widodo has championed the flagship legislation as key to boosting Indonesia’s ailing economy by streamlining regulations, cutting red tape and attracting more foreign direct investment.

Met with cautious optimism by some financial analysts, the bill has sparked a significant outcry, with labour unions, students and academics criticising it for a perceived lack of consultation, expedited passage, and problematic clauses they say will harm workers and the environment. — Reuters

These were the details of the news Protests in Indonesia against new jobs law enter third day for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.

It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at Malay Mail and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.

PREV Nawah Energy granted a license to acquire and transfer nuclear materials...
NEXT Ethiopian army starts ground attack on rebellious Tigray forces