Tangerang regent A. Zaki Iskandar, Tangerang Police chief Sr. Comr. Irman Sugema join workers’ oration in a rally at the regental administration office complex in Tigaraksa.
Mufid Elban | Banten-News | Democracy | Tangerang Regency, Banten
After meeting with 20 representatives of thousands of workers staging a rally at the Tangerang regental administration complex in Tigaraksa , regent A. Zaki Iskandar, accompanied by the precinct police chief Sr. Comr. Irman Sugema joined the workers in an oration.
Thousands of workers grouped under the Confederation of All Indonesian Workers Union (KSPSI) staged a rally the administration office compound on Wednesday to demand the government drop plans on wages reugulation revision (RPP)
Zaki asserted that his stance on the government’s plan to revise the manpower regulations on wages is accordance with workers who have staged a series of rallies in protest to the revision plan in the past weeks.
“We have similar outlook to workers against the revision plan. We refuse the revision plan,” Zaki told the workers.
According to Zaki, should the government proceed with its plan to revise regulations on wages, it would later on have a conflict with regional wages council.
“We absorb workers’ aspiration and by coincidence we will attend national coordination meeting with President Joko Widodo and Vice President Jusuf kalla today. I will deliver your aspiration,” Zaki promised the workers.
Zaki said that the RPP is still in form of a draft and has yet to signed and therefore he asked the workers not to be provoked by blocking vital assets such as Jl. Raya Serang which is already congested without being blocked.
Zaki asserted that he does appreciate workers’ struggle as of today and added that the Tangerang regental administration and the legislative council are discussing a program plan to provide cheap flats for workers as planned by the Ministry of People’s Housing.
“We hope that this plan can really materialize and we will soon find the right location for to build the flats. Please, keep on coordianting with the administration and the police in deliverying aspiration,” Zaki said.
Meanwhile, Irman asked the workers not to axegeratively act while staging rallies such as destroying public facilities or blocking the main roads across the regency.
KSPSI chairman Iman Sukarsa who led reseprentatives of labor unions said that workers were aware of the weakening economy situation but there is no urgent for the government to revise the government regulation on wages.
“We, workers are very thankful to the regent for showing good response our complaints. We will go on with rally till the RPP is cancelled by the central government,” he said.