Indonesia - Hotel workers gain recognition and reinstatement of union leader (2012)

On 17 February, the Guci Hotel Independent Trade Union (GHITU), affiliated with Federasi Serikat Pekerja Mandiri (FSPM) and the International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations (IUF), secured an important victory at the Guci Hotel (GH) in Bandung following an attempt to bust the union. FSPM not only secured the reinstatement of GHITU Unit Chairman, Ian Triyana, who GH dismissed on 6 February, but also won recognition rights, permanent jobs for contract workers and implementation of an 8-hour working day for all staff.

On 23 March 2011, the Bandung District Court declared Early Sobari and Yudhasari Pardikan, two members of Hyatt Indonesia Union Council, FSPM, at the Hyatt Bandung Regency (HBR) hotel, innocent of criminal acts. HBR had brought charges of embezzlement of USD15 against the two and suspended them from work in April 2008 in an attempt to curb their union activity.

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