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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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INDIES Mengecam Pemukulan yang dilakukan Aparat KJRI-Hongkong terhadap BMI!

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INDIES Mengecam Pemukulan yang dilakukan Aparat KJRI-Hongkong terhadap BMI!

Mendukung Perjuangan yang Militan dari BMI untuk Menegakkan Hak-Haknya!

 

Peristiwa pemukulan yang dilakukan aparat KJRI Hong Kong terhadap aktivis Buruh Migran Indonesia yang tergabung dalam Indonesian Migrant Worker Union (IMWU) di dalam Gedung Quenn Elizabeth, Hong Kong adalah pertunjukkan yang paling vulgar tentang sikap dan karakter anti-rakyat dan anti-buruh migran Indonesia dari pemerintah Indonesia pimpinan Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) dan Jusuf Kalla (JK), minggu (7/9). Insiden tersebut terjadi pada saat KJRI Hong Kong menyelenggarakan peringatan HUT ke-63 RI yang dihadiri oleh Menakertrans Erman Suparno dan beberapa artis penghibur. Read the rest of this entry »

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September 9, 2008 at 4:17 pm

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“Ten days that will shake the GFMD” campaign

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Grassroots migrants prepare to confront inter-government-led confab on migration and development

For grassroots migrants, the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) is a process that shall intensify the labor export industry, aggravate the conditions in many backward and poor countries, and perpetuate forced migration of people. Its adherence to the framework of neoliberal globalization of the monopoly-capitalists shall make it so. Read the rest of this entry »

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August 18, 2008 at 10:22 am

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“GFMD must hear migrants from the ground”

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Migrants alliance prepares to challenge migration and dev’t frame of global confab in Manila

“Grassroots migrants are critical of the GFMD and its approach to development and migration process. In the coming Manila GFMD, the position of migrants from the ground must be heard.” Read the rest of this entry »

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June 11, 2008 at 11:38 pm

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Sekali Lagi, Soal BMI di Irak

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Masalah keberadaan buruh migrant Indonesia (BMI) di Irak kembali mendapat sorotan dari media massa. Melalui release Migrant-CARE, saat ini, setidaknya 65 BMI terjebak di Irak. Bekerja sebagai pembantu rumah tangga dan terkepung oleh gejolak perang yang belum berkesudahan. Read the rest of this entry »

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April 7, 2008 at 6:30 am

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