Tag Archives: freedom of association

When a union is really a union

When governments grant unions the right to exist that doesn’t mean they really do their jobs. This has been a problem across the globe, and a story in the Jakarta Post makes this point. It would become an even stronger and helpful story if they follow it up and show the differences that the experts talk about:

here’s the link:

http://old.thejakartapost.com/detailnational.asp?fileid=20080815.H01&irec=0

Freedom leads labor unions to division: Seminar

Erwida Maulia, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

The freedom of association that Indonesian workers have enjoyed since the start of the reform movement in 1998 is now set to backfire on them, a seminar heard Thursday.