On October 17, the IUF-affiliated independent national hotel and restaurant workers’ federation FSPM held its fourth mass protest action in front of Accor’s luxury Pullman Jakarta Hotel. Hotel workers from five regions across Indonesia joined the protest calling for Accor Indonesia to reinstate FSPM President Husni Mubarok, who was unfairly terminated by Pullman Jakarta management on July 5.
The IUF-affiliated independent national food and beverage workers federation FSBMM also mobilized members from five cities to join the protest action in solidarity with FSPM’s fight to defend workers’ human rights at one of the world’s largest hotel chains.
While guests ventured out to meet the protesters, management refused to come out to hear the union’s demands. With growing support in Indonesia and internationally, FSPM is planning its next mass protest action.