Thousands protest over Indonesian Labour Law overhaul plan

Labourers gathering outside Indonesia's parliament building as they take part during a protest against government plans to change restrictive labour regulations through so-called "Omnibus Laws" in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Tuesday (Jan 20). - Reuters

JAKARTA: Indonesian labour unions threatened to step up protests and strike against a government plan to press ahead with a reform package that includes a controversial overhaul of the nation’s job law.

Thousands of protesters hit the streets in Jakarta on Monday and Tuesday (Jan 20) amid heavy rain to rally against a new job bill, well short of the tens of thousands expected by organisers. Undaunted, union leaders said there would be further protests and strikes across the country.

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