Workers Unions Holds Audience with Court on May Day

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Monday, May 3, 2021 | 07:23 WIB

Head of the Legal and Registrar Administration Bureau Tatang Garjito with Head of the Public Relations and Protocol Bureau Heru Setiawan receiving audience from KSPI and KSPSI presidents, Saturday (1/5/2021) at the Constitutional Court’s hall. Photo by Humas MK/Bayu W.

JAKARTA, Public Relations—The international Workers’ Day, or ‘May Day,’ is observed on May 1. Many workers all over the world observed the day by holding rallies to demand for their rights.

On May Day on Saturday afternoon, May 1, 2021, the Confederation of Indonesian Trade Unions (KSPI) and the All-Indonesia Workers Union Confederation (KSPSI) requested an audience with the Constitutional Court (MK). KSPSI president Andi Gani Nena Wea and KSPI president Said Iqbal was welcomed by Chief Registrar Muhidin, Deputy Registrar I Triyono Edy Budhiarto, the head of the Legal and Registrar Administration Bureau Tatang Garjito, the head of the Public Relations and Protocol Bureau Heru Setiawan, and the head of the Public Relations and National Affairs Department Fajar Laksono Soeroso.

Said Iqbal said they came to the Court in relation to the judicial review petitions of the Job Creation Law. “We have high hopes for the Constitutional Court to determine the truth [during] the judicial review of the Job Creation Law,” he said after reading out the workers’ declaration at the ground floor hall of the Court.

He also read out some of the workers’ demands on this years’ May Day. KSPI has urged the government to revoke the Job Creation Law. “Workers request that the Court grant the formal and material judicial review petitions filed by fellow workers,” he stressed.

Chief Registrar Muhidin welcomed the workers’ effort to voice their aspiration. However, he said that the Court couldn’t give any comments on the ongoing judicial review case. The case, filed by KSPI and KSPSI, is now still being examined by the justices.

“One of the most important things [is] that cases related to the Job Creation Law are ongoing and are being examined by the panel of justices. The judicial review petition by KSPI and KSPSI has entered the plenary hearing,” he said.

Writer        : Bayu Wicaksono
Editor        : Nur R.
Translator  : Yuniar Widiastuti (NL)

Translation uploaded on 5/3/2021 13:20 WIB

Disclaimer: The original version of the news is in Indonesian. In case of any differences between the English and the Indonesian version, the Indonesian version will prevail.