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Indonesia: Proposal to Lower Wages, Weaken Conditions

Around the world, some governments and companies are taking advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to attack working people and their unions.

In Indonesia, the government has introduced an "Omnibus Bill on Job Creation" which, according to the unions, will reduce wages, remove entitlements and erode workers' rights in the country.

The government of President Joko Widodo is arguing that this bill rewrites 79 existing laws in order to allow greater foreign direct investment, support economic growth and create job opportunities for Indonesians.

But the reality is the Omnibus Bill will only harm working people and the environment.

Indonesians in their thousands are protesting in the streets against this law and they are asking for the help of the international trade union movement.

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