Thousands of workers holding rallies for anti-corruption, worker safety and social security reform at three locations today

Thousands of workers from the Greater Jakarta area will hold rallies in three locations throughout the capital today, so plan your routes accordingly.

According to the president of the Confederation of Indonesian Trade Unions (KSPI), Said Iqbal, the first rally is taking place at the headquarters of the Corruption Eradication Committee (KPK) in Kuningan from 10am to 1pm. The demonstration will focus on making sure the committee that is currently in the process of choosing new leaders for the KPK will select officials who have the strength and integrity to actually fight corruption.

“Then the mass action will continue at the Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration from 1pm until 5pm,” Said told reporters through a press statement received by Tribunnews.

There, workers will demands that officials move forward to prosecute and imprison the heads of PT. Mandom Cibitung for the fire at their Bekasi factory that killed 25 people and left 32 in critical condition. 

Also from 1pm to 5pm, workers will hold a rally outside the Ministry of Health to demand improvements to the national social security system (BPJS).

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