Indonesia - Violence and arrests at minimum wage demonstration

When three national trade union centres – the Indonesian Trade Union Confederation (Konfederasi Serikat Pekerja Indonesia - KSPI), the Confederation of All Indonesian Workers’ Unions (Konfederasi Serikat Pekerja Seluruh Indonesia - KSPSI) and the Confederation of Indonesia Prosperity Trade Unions (Konfederasi Serikat Buruh Sejahtera Indonesia KSBSI) - organised a second round of peaceful demonstrations against the minimum wage reforms from 24 to 27 November; the demonstrations were declared illegal by the government. The Ministry of Labour, employers and the police threatened sanctions and penalties.

When the demonstrations went ahead, the police used tear gas and water cannons against the demonstrators. A number of trade union activists were detained but later released by the police.

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