Indonesia port workers strike, demand operator chief step down
JAKARTA (REUTERS) - "More than half" of workers at Indonesia's biggest port operator, PT Pelabuhan Indonesia II (Pelindo), in Jakarta's Tanjung Priok port are striking on Monday and Tuesday, the worker's union chief said, demanding the resignation of their CEO.
"I hope the 2,100 Pelindo II workers in 12 branches starting from Priok to Teluk Bayur go on strike," Port workers union chief Kirnoto told Reuters on Monday.
"But some vessels carrying live cattle, basic foodstuffs and passengers are still being served." Kirnoto, who is based at Tanjung Priok, said the strike began on Sunday and was expected to continue until Tuesday evening. He could not confirm if workers outside Jakarta were involved yet.