Dec 06, 2022 Last Updated 6:29 AM, Nov 29, 2022

Labour Rights

Selling the Omnibus Law on Job Creation

The role of cyber troops in promoting Indonesia’s controversial pro-business bill

Kekerasan seksual dan perempuan pekerja

Rancangan Undang-undang Penghapusan Kekerasan Seksual (RUU PKS) akan membantu melindungi perempuan di tempat kerja

Sexual violence and women workers

Indonesia’s proposed sexual violence elimination law will help protect women in the workplace

Timotius and Freeport

Elite politics and Freeport Indonesia’s non-compliance continue to deny Timotius Kambu his owed wages

Resource nationalism as imperialism

Foreign investment in large-scale mining has encountered serious obstacles

Labour takes a citizenship approach

Despite the impressive activism of Pekalongan’s labour union, its political clout remains limited

Review: Beyond decent work

A new book examines Indonesian labour struggles through the lens of international political economy theory 

The Go-Jek effect

Has this phenomenally successful app-based transport service improved the lives of the motorcycle workers it employs?

United in disappointment

Labour rights have suffered under the Jokowi administration

In sickness and in wealth

Village morality complicates our assumptions about what it means to ‘succeed’ as a migrant worker

Back with a vengeance

Former migrant workers are finding new empowerment in the bureaucratic jungle of legal aid

A new tactical toolkit

The labour movement successfully adopted new tactics in their campaign for social security reform

Back on the streets

A national strike shows that workers are once again a significant force  

Passports optional

Indonesian migrant workers without visas - or sometimes even passports - rely on the help of middlemen to get past immigration checkpoints into East Malaysia

Oppressed and they know it

Indonesian fishers in Taiwan are beginning to fight back

Organising for migrant worker rights

Non-governmental organisations continue to fill the gap in the absence of viable alternatives

Leaving Indonesia

As this edition shows, the choices faced by those who leave Indonesia for work are anything but simple

Learning to lead

Against the odds, Indonesian domestic workers have achieved real change in Hong Kong

Fauzi Abdullah (1949-2009)

Indonesian labour activists are mourning the passing of a great man

Politics of symbolism

Unionists express their disgust at local government’s failure to look after the interests of workers

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