Indonesia - Violence against Indonesian workers during the 2013 national strike (2013)

The Confederation of Indonesian Trade Unions (KSPI/CITU) reported violence by paramilitary organisations against workers participating in the peaceful strike to demand an increase in the minimum wage, implementation of social security and against precarious work at industrial areas including UIP, Delta Silicon and Hyundai in Cikarang, Bekasi, West Java on 31 October 2013.

An investigation team from ITUC-AP came to the Bekasi Industrial area on 4 November 2013 to gather information about the police officers in Bekasi District who were deployed around the site during the national strike but did not take any measures to stop the attack, letting the acts of violence continue. Twenty-eight workers (seventeen are KSPI/CITU members) were injured by the thugs armed with machetes, knives and iron rods, and seventeen workers were severely injured and admitted to the hospital. The team visited the hospital where three workers remain in a critical condition as a result of the physical attack.

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