Indonesia: workers fighting for their rights following instant factory closure by pineapple giant GreatGiant Pineapple
In May 2016 management at the Umas Jaya Agrotama factory in Lampung, Indonesia announced the plant’s immediate closure, without prior notice or negotiations with the union. After more than one-and-a-half years, two hundred workers at the facility, the majority of them members of the IUF-affiliated SBMUJA, have still not received their final month’s pay, and the company refuses to negotiate.
Umas Jayas Agrotama, which produces tapioca-based starches, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of GreatGiant Pineapple, one of the world’s largest pineapple producers, whose canned products are exported worldwide.
The workers, with the support of the IUF, have been maintaining a steady round of actions and demonstrations to press the company to recognize their rights and come to the table to negotiate a solution for the affected workers. They need your support.
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