Indonesian workers flexing their muscle for higher wages

The last few years have seen growing confidence among workers in Indonesia with the staging of major strikes and actions to win better wages and conditions. Nevertheless, many workers continue to face harsh working conditions, unsafe workplaces and repression by the state. Thus, labour organisations continue to push for their rights. Earlier this month, huge numbers of workers took to the streets all around Indonesia to test the new President Jokowi stated goal to tackle the growing inequality in Indonesia by calling for higher wages.