Condemn a repressive action to workers strike on PT Panarub Dwikarya

Juli 18, 2012, hundreds workers from PT. Panarub Dwikarya who continues strike that they held since July 12, got a repression by the poli...

Juli 18, 2012, hundreds workers from PT. Panarub Dwikarya who continues strike that they held since July 12, got a repression by the police and civilian. More than 100 workers who majority is women drew blood and need medical treatment arising out of attacking.

Around 2,000 workers PT. Panarub Dwikarya Tangerang still continues a strike since their held this action at July 12. This happen because not yet agreement reached between the workers and companies management. Management didn't show a good faith to confer with and fulfill the worker demands. Although the police was break up the strike with lachrymatory gas shooting at second day, the workers still kept a spirit and continues their strike.

“Because there is no more certainly from the companies (16/7), we decided to stay and occupy the company until we get our rights”, Kokom Komalawati, chairperson SBGTS PT. Panarub Dwikarya explained.

This strike triggered by the company whose not implemented a policy about freedom of association, they also not running a decree of Banten Governor about Province Minimum Wage (UMP) and Province Minimum Wage by Sector (UMSP)  in PT. Panarub Dwikarya. This policy should be implement started on January 2012, but the companies just running this on May 2012. It's mean, PT Panarub Dwikarya was a postpone and did not paid the workers according the Governor decision.

Management must be paying wage deficiency around 606,150 rupiah for all workers in PT. Panarub Dwikarya. Among the members of Panarub group (PT. Panarub Industry, PT. Panarub Dwikarya and PT. Panarub Dwikarya Cikupa), only in PT. Panarub Dwikarya the back payment didn't given.

“Beside a back payment money, holiday allowance (THR) is also one of what the workers demands. Based on experience, PT. Panarub Dwikarya paying THR lower than PT. Panarub Industri. Workers in PT. Panarub Dwikarya only get one month salary for THR without consideration a working years”, Kokom said.

Another thing that is demanded is guarantee in freedom of association. From 11 person who declaration SBGTS in PT. Panarub Dwikarya, 9 people get fired with a various reason. Union busting practice in PT. Panarub Dwikarya must be stopped and the company have to employing back immediately Kokom Komalawati (Chairperson) and Djamal Fikri (Secretary) and all of SBGTS leaders who have been layoff.

“SBGTS-GSBI PT. Panarub Dwikarya also demanded payment overtime wages for workers in groub B, facilitate annual leave, uniform, insurance premium, grade and performance, raise a food, as well as elimination forced working system”, Kokom explained

Meanwhile, Ismet Inoni, head of advocacy and law department of GSBI condemn the repression that happened and convey PT. Panarub Dwikarya should be fulfill all the workers demanded. That not only responsibility of PT. Panarub Dwi Karya, but the brands (adidas and mizuno) also must take responsibility, resolve problem that occurred and respecting the workers right.

Furthermore, Ismet expressed  to all of union in Tangerang also in national level and the other organization condemn the repressive action and  give support to workers who strike in PT. Panarub Dwikarya. A protest letter can be submitted to management of PT. Panarub Dwikarya, Jalan Benoa Raya, at Block B No1 Benoamas complex, Karawaci, Tangerang, Indonesia.

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