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SELAMATKAN BURUH MIGRANT INDONESIA (BMI) DARI HUKUMAN PANCUNG DI SAUDI ARABIA-PEMERINTAH INDONESIA HARUS MEMBERIKAN PERLINDUNGAN SEJATI TERHADAP BMI

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Hari Sabtu, 18 Juni 2011 Ruyati binti Satubi seorang BMI asal Kp. Ceger, kecamatan Sukatani, Bekasi Jawa Barat dihukum pancung oleh pemerintah Saudi Arabia atas tuduhan pembunuhan terhadap majikan tempat dia bekerja. Ruyati mengakui membunuh majikannya atas dasar pembelaan diri atas perlakuan tidak manusiawi sang majikan selama dia bekerja, seperti ditimpuk sandal, jarang diberi makan bahkan disaat bulan puasa sekalipun Ruyati tidak diberikan makan oleh majikan. Eksekusi ini adalah hukuman mati yang ke-28 dilaksanakan oleh pemerintahan Saudi Arabia selama tahun ini. Read the rest of this entry »

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June 20, 2011 at 6:13 am

100th ILO annual Conference decides to bring an estimated 53 to 100 million domestic workers worldwide under the realm of labour standards

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The government, worker and employer delegates at the 100th annual Conference of the International Labour Organization (ILO) on Thursday, 16 June adopted a historic set of international standards aimed at improving the working conditions of tens of millions of domestic workers worldwide.

Press release | June 16, 2011

GENEVA, (ILO News) – The government, worker and employer delegates at the 100th annual Conference of the International Labour Organization (ILO) on Thursday, 16 June adopted a historic set of international standards aimed at improving the working conditions of tens of millions of domestic workers worldwide. “We are moving the standards system of the ILO into the informal economy for the first time, and this is a breakthrough of great significance,” said Juan Somavia, ILO Director-General. “History is being made.” Read the rest of this entry »

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June 17, 2011 at 3:25 am

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ILO DOMESTIC WORKERS CONVENTION FINALLY ADOPTED

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“And so the Domestic Workers Convention in its entirety is hereby adopted, and so it is adopted”.

A loud and lengthy applause filled the room XVIII of the Palais des Nations after the Committee chairman hit the gavel and declared the adoption of the text of the historic convention on domestic workers.

After decades of struggle by domestic workers, their unions and associations, NGOs and advocates – the landmark convention that will recognize domestic work as work and where domestic workers should be treated no less than any other workers is now a reality.

Despite the repeated attempts of the representatives of the EU governments to dilute the text of the convention, the persistence of the workers and their effective lobbying and pressuring of their respective governments prevailed.

The EU’s proposed amendments became the major stumbling block up to the last minute of the tripartite committee deliberation on the text of the convention. Even governments gave strong remarks, particularly Australia, Brazil and the Africa group, on the repeated attempts of “members” (obviously referring to the EU) to dilute the convention and render it too weak to protect the rights of domestic workers.

As the committee adjourned for the day’s session, the workers start to sing with joy and happiness full of hope and determination to continue the struggle for the rights and dignity of the more than 100 million domestic workers all over the world.

Tomorrow, June 8, the committee will start its deliberation on the text of the recommendation.

“We are Workers, We are Not Slaves!”

Report by Eman C. Villanueva, Vice Chairperson of the Filipino Migrant Workers’ Union (FMWU) in Hong Kong and the representative of the UFDWR and the Asian Migrants’ Coordinating Body (AMCB) to the 100th ILC in Geneva.

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June 9, 2011 at 3:45 am

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aksi AGRA Ranting Desa Sukamulya, Rumpin, Bogor

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May 13, 2011 at 9:31 am

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Unmasking and Challenging ASEAN-No to Neoliberal-Globalization Scheme on ASEAN

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Jakarta(29/4)-Pembentukan komunitas ASEAN harus dikritisi, guna memastikan kedaulatan regional dari dominasi negeri-negeri dunia pertama, terlebih ditengah krisis energi, lingkungan, pangan dan finansial yang mengambil bentuk krisis overproduksi dinegeri-negeri maju. Pandangan ini disampaikan oleh organisasi massa dan non governmental organization yang tergabung dalam Indonesian Peoples’ Action On ASEAN (IPAA) dalam media briefingnya yang bertajuk “Unmasking and Challenging ASEAN-No to Neoliberal-Globalization Scheme on ASEAN: Stop Land Grabbing, Decent Wage and Employment for The Peoples”, sore ini dijakarta

“Rencana pembangunan komuntas ASEAN ini layak dikritisi, karena pada prosesnya sangat bias kepentingan negeri dunia pertama seperti Amerika, sehingga dapat mengkooptasi kedaulatan regional ASEAN” ujar Oki Firman Febrian, Direktur Institute for National and Democracy Studies (INDIES), anggota IPAA.(29/4) Read the rest of this entry »

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April 29, 2011 at 12:01 pm

Buruh Migran Tumbal Integrasi ASEAN

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Jakarta. Institute for National and Democratic Studies (INDIES) mengkritik desakan Presiden SBY tentang percepatan penyatuan ekonomi ASEAN harus segera dilakukan. Menurut Direktur Eksekutif INDIES, Oki Firman Febrian, SBY abai pada kenyataan integrasi ASEAN menumbalkan buruh migran yang mayoritas berasal dari Indonesia.

Oki menjelaskan, terdapat kurang-lebih enam juta buruh migran yang tersebar di dalam kawasan ASEAN. Sebagian besar berasal dari Indonesia. Selebihnya Myanmar, Kamboja, dan Vietnam. Sebagian besar buruh migran bekerja di Malaysia, Singapura, Brunei, dan Thailand. Mayoritas buruh migran di kawasan ASEAN adalah para pekerja manual (unskilled labor) dan bekerja di sektor domestik, perkebunan, dan pabrik-pabrik pengolahan. Read the rest of this entry »

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April 9, 2011 at 4:23 am

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INDIES: ASEAN Tergantung Investasi Asing!

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Nusa Dua (8/4), ASEAN Finance Ministers Meeting (AFMM) ke-15 dibuka oleh Presiden RI, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono dengan seruan untuk segera melakukan liberalisasi jasa keuangan, pembangunan pasar modal dan manajemen arus modal di wilayah Asia Tenggara. Seruan SBY juga merupakan sebuah dorongan percepatan dalam pembentukan Komunitas ASEAN 2015.

Terhadap pertemuan ini Oki Firman Febrian, Direktur Institute for National dan Democracy Studies (INDIES) menyatakan keprihatinannya terhadap seruan Presiden RI tersebut. “Saya sangat menyesalkan pernyataan tersebut, seruan liberalisasi itu artinya sama saja dengan menyerukan para pemilik modal besar untuk menggerus kehidupan ekonomi riil Indonesia, yang hari ini sudah terpukul oleh perjanjian perdagangan bebas yang dilakukan oleh Indonesia dan negeri-negeri kapitalis monopoli dunia” sesalnya (8/4) Read the rest of this entry »

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April 8, 2011 at 4:12 pm

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