The labor party and a number of labor unions demonstrating in front of the DPR RI building today reject the ratification of the Job Creation Perppu. They threatened to go on a national strike if the Perppu was passed.
“The Labor Party rejects the Perppu on the Omnibus Law on Job Creation or the Job Creation Bill (RUU) which will be discussed in the DPR RI,” said Labor Party President Said Iqbal during a demonstration in front of the DPR RI, Monday (6/2/2023).
Said Iqbal said the Labor Party together with the Labor Union asked the DPR to reject the contents of Perppu No. 2 of 2022 said. He threatened to go on a national strike if it was passed.
“We ask the DPR to reject the contents of Perppu No. 2 of 2022 related to the Omnibus Law on Job Creation. If the DPR continues to pass it, accepting Perppu No. 2 of 2022 it is certain that the Labor Party together with the Labor Union organizations including SPMI will hold a national strike,” he said.
A national strike, he said, would be held in the near future when the bill was passed. He also said workers would go on strike and demonstrate during the formal and material trials at the Constitutional Court.
“A national strike, he continued, would be held as soon as possible when it was announced and issued the number of the law on ratification of the Perppu. Apart from that, of course, the number of the law regarding the work copyright omnibus law, a judicial review, formal test and material test,” said Said Iqbal.
The second demand that was voiced by the demonstrators was the rejection of the Health Bill. Said Iqbal stated that in this case his party would support the Indonesian Doctors Association (IDI).
“The labor party is with IDI, the labor union is with IDI, the farmers’ union is with IDI. Midwives and Nurses Organizations should not have a double organization in the health sector because this concerns human life,” he said
“The government and the DPR should not try to play politics with what has been done by the IDI, the Doctors’ Council, and other nurse and midwife organizations,” he added.
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