In May 2016 management at the Umas Jaya Agrotama factory in Lampung, Indonesia announced the plant’s immediate closure, without prior notice or negotiations with the union. After more than one-and-a-half years, two hundred workers at the facility, the majority of them members of the IUF-affiliated SBMUJA, have still not received their final month’s pay, and the company refuses to negotiate.
Umas Jayas Agrotama, which produces tapioca-based starches, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of GreatGiant Pineapple, one of the world’s largest pineapple producers, whose canned products are exported worldwide.
The workers, with the support of the IUF, have been maintaining a steady round of actions and demonstrations to press the company to recognize their rights and come to the table to negotiate a solution for the affected workers. They need your support.
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