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Bekasi workers block Cikarang toll road BEKASI, WEST JAVA - Tens of thousands of Bekasi workers staged rallies on Friday, blocking the Jakarta - Cikarang toll road access to Bekasi from KM 21 to KM 26. Tens of thousands of road users are trapped on various locations in and around Bekasi because of the closures, that started just in the morning rush hour at about eight o'clock.
The workers protested the ruling issued by the Bandung State Administrative Court (PTUN) granting the Bekasi chapter of the Indonesian Employers Associationís (Apindo) lawsuit aimed at revoking the 2012 minimum wage set by the local administration on Thursday.

"We are blocking access to the industrial areas to cut the supply and distribution to and from manufacturers to paralyze economic activities here," Yanto, a protester, told The Jakarta Post on Friday.

He added that he did not know how long the protest would last. Cikarang Barat Police chief Comr. Zulham Effendy said that 2,500 police officers from Bekasi and the City Police, including the Mobile Brigade (Brimob) officers, had been deployed to secure the demonstration.

Other main access roads to industrial areas like Jababeka and EJIP in the Bekasi area are also closed off by thousands of workers. They hold public meetings and drive-arounds on motorbikes through several areas in the Cikarang area, which is near to Bekasi and the closed Cikampek toll road.


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Posted in Protests @ 27 January 2012 07:57 CET by Jeroen · 'Blog' RSS feed · permalink






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