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Islamic groups back anti-jobs law protests in Indonesia

Several Islamic organisations in Indonesia are throwing their weight behind the anti-jobs law protest movement. An omnibus law intended to cut red tape, streamline regulations, and encourage foreign investment was passed last week. But unions say it will erode workers’ rights. It is the second week of protests against the …

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Tens of thousands of Indonesians protest over new labour law

Tens of thousands of student demonstrators have fought with police in the Indonesian capital as they protest against a new labour law. Police had tried to stop the unrest from spreading to Jakarta by blocking factory workers who planned to take part. Authorities say demonstrating during the pandemic puts lives …

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Indonesia workers protest against 'exploitative' new law

Indonesian factory workers have walked out in protest against a newly passed law which they say will be used to exploit them. Government leaders say the legislation is needed to create jobs and stimulate Southeast Asia’s largest economy which is crippled by the coronavirus pandemic. Al Jazeera’s Jessica Washington has …

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