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Workers stage rally to mark May Day in Denpasar

Ahad 01 May 2016 22:42 WIB

Red: Julkifli Marbun

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REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, DENPASAR -- Hundreds of workers in the Bali provincial capital of Denpasar staged a rally to mark the International labor Day or May Day on Sunday by demanding better wages.

"We demand the abolition of outsourcing system and reject low wages," the rally's coordinator Ida I dewa Made Rai Budi Darsana said here on Sunday.

The workers who claimed to be members of the Alliance of United Balinese Laborers also demanded the application of provincial and district minimum wages, pressed for the abolition of outsourcing system, and rejected unilateral layoffs.

He said the province's waging system had not met a sense of justice because wages in certain sectors were paid on a pro rata basis at the expense of workers and small entrepreneurs in certain sectors.

He also called for a revision of government regulation number 78 of 2015 which adopts two indicators -- inflation rate and economic growth -- to set minimum wages.

"We want the government to resume the function of labor unions in setting the components of decent living standard," he said.

He also criticized the outsourcing system which he said is against the mandate of the 1945 Constitution stipulating that every citizen has the right to get decent work and living standard.

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