Late last month in the Philippines all 16 affiliates of the global union IndustriALL met for a national conference to develop a strategy to fight against contract and precarious employment
. One of the issues for outsourced workers is their inability to be part of collective agreements. In Indonesia, the KASBI trade union federation
has declared 2012 as the year to fight against outsourcing. Last month it held a rally of 40,000 workers. KASBI has stated that it has had recent successes with an estimated several thousand workers winning the right to permanent contracts.