Indonesia - Violence against workers (2011)

In Tengarang City at the PT Panarub Industry (PI) factory, dozens of striking SBGTS-GSBI Panarub Industry members were injured on 2 September when police and company goons attacked the strikers using tear gas and firing warning shots. One of the injured was SBGTS Board member Turi Dahlia. PI workers have been on strike since 31 August to protest PI’s decision to give only five days of Ramadan holiday and the elimination of the religious holiday allowance. SBGTS-GSBI Board member Sari Idayani said that PI’s actions are in violation of the religious holiday allowance provisions in Ministerial Decree number 04/1994. The PI factory employs 11,000 workers, mostly females, and produces shoes for Adidas.

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