Do you trade with Indonesia? If so are you aware of the planned General Strike from 30-Oct to 1-Nov (Wed-Fri this week)?
We're advised by some of our Asia logistics providers that many workers have already taken part in industrial action today (28-Oct) in preparation for the General Strike. The strike will impact air and ocean shipments (both import and export). See below link and excerpts from a bulletin we received today.
On the 28th October tens of thousands of workers went on strike in preparation for a two-day national strike announced for Oct. 31 to Nov.1.
As a result all container depots were closed on Monday so there were issues collecting empty containers. The situation has improved today although demonstrations continue but not to the same scale.
Jakarta News have advised
"Workers will participate in the action across several regions,” Confederation of Indonesian Worker’s Union (KSPI) chairman Said Iqbal said in Jakarta on Sunday as quoted by Antara news agency.
Around 10,000 workers will strike on Pulogadung Industrial Estate and KBN Cakung in East Jakarta. Around 50,000 workers will strike in Bandung and Cimahi cities as well as Bandung and West Bandung regencies in West Java.
“Workers in Karawang, West Java, and several other regions will also hold a convoy,” said Said.
He said millions of workers would attend the two-day national strike to demand that the government abolished the outsourcing system.
“Three million workers will participate in the national strike. The action will become a proof that we, the workers, are not just playing in voicing our demands,” said Said.
The three demands comprise appropriate wage, social protection scheme and the abolition of outsourcing.
“The government has so far not once responded to demands for a dialogue,” Said explained.
He said the three million workers would paralyze Indonesia’s economy by stopping production processes and economic activities in airports and seaports.
The national strike will take place in 20 provinces and 200 regencies and municipalities.