Labor unions up in arms

Our neighbors are feeling the heat as well. Labor unions in Indonesia are threatening to shut down ports and tolls if the government is unable to stop fuel price increases. The Jakarta Globe reported that workers’ unions plan to raid trucks carrying trucks carrying fuel tanks. The 50-cent raise in fuel prices takes effect April 1, and hardest hit would be Indonesia’s blue collar workers. Rising fuel prices have agitated workers across the region, including those in the Philippines who recently staged a transport strike.

Read the story on the Jakarta Globe