Jakarta: The Indonesian Worker Union Confederation (KSPI) Chairman Said Iqbal has said that holding protests and strikes does not violate any laws and regulations in Indonesia.
According to the KSPI chairman, the activities are based on Law Number 9 Year 1998 on Freedom of Speech and Law Number 21 Year 2000 on Labor Unions.
"Article 4 of Law Numbers 21 Year 2000 says some of the tasks of labor unions are planning and conducting strikes," said the KSPI leader in a written statement on Tuesday.
"In addition, the other legal bases are aw Number 39 Year 1999 on Human Rights and Law Number 12 Year 2005 on the Ratification of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights," he added.
Several labor unions plan to hold a nationwide strike for three days from October 6 until October 8. The move aims to protest the passing of the Omnibus Bill on Job Creation into law.
As many as two million workers are reportedly ready to join the nationwide strike. Workers also hold protests in several regions on Tuesday.
The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR) passed the Omnibus Bill on Job Creation into law during a plenary session on Monday evening. The plenary session was led by DPR Deputy Speaker Azis Syamsuddin.