May 16, 2022 Last Updated 8:50 AM, May 6, 2022

Work

Regulate or abolish?

Should child labour be abolished or regulated? WENDY MILLER spoke with activist ARIST MERDEKA SIRAIT during the Child Labour Conference at Melbourne's Monash University.

Colonial legacy

It may be true that Java rules Indonesia. But Javanese labourers in Sumatra, writes BUDI AGUSTONO, have been at the bottom of the heap for generations.

The walking ghosts of West Java

PETER HANCOCK finds that women in a rural Nike factory are considerably worse off than those who work in other factories.

Wiralodra's buffalo hide

A Jakarta NGO is building alternatives to prostitution

The price of peace

Reintegration funds have caused problems as well as solving them.

Lost daughters

Underage women in the commercial sex trade

The AIDS awareness clinic

HIV prevention in West Jakarta’s red light district

From migrant worker to union organiser

A farmer’s daughter takes control and makes a difference

Workers in politics

Why is organised labour missing from the democracy movement?

Corporate social responsibility?

Just a public relations exercise that undermines workers’ rights

United we stand?

Indonesia’s labour movement needs to consolidate the gains of 1998

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