UPDATE INFORMATION OF GARMENT WORKERS  OF PT. IMPIAN BUSANA

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Dear Friends,   Greetings from APWSL Pakistan.   I am sending you the update information of garment workers of PT. IMPIAN Busana, Indonesia. Workers of PT .IMPIAN Busana are facing the hardship, but they are still struggling, we the working class belief that through struggle against the management as well as the government and  imperilist forces we will defeat the attack of the imperialist forces.  Through collective struggle working class win the world!.     Long live working class struggle! Workers united will never be defeated!     Rubina Jamil Coordinator Asia Pacific Workers Solidarity Links -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------   >Dear friends,
>Thank you for your support to the workers of PT. Impian Busana.
>   >In Solidarity,
>Ayuni
>       UPDATE INFORMATION OF GARMENT WORKERS  OF PT. IMPIAN BUSANA   As we informed before since May first 1999 workers who were active during the above strike and demonstration were punished. They were transferred to gmanual machineh section. They will be dismissed if they refused. Up to May 10, 15 women workers were transferred. Eleven workers refused to be treated arbitrarily like that. Three of them continued to work in the section they previously worked (before transferred). They kept working even though the management did not allow them.  The Japanese manager --Mr. Tokyo Shimada-- helped by security guard and a staff from personnel attached to the letter a chronology from the view point of the manager. The parents were asked to come to the office of the company to settle the problems of their daughters.   May 11: workers held a rally to the office of  East Jawa Provincial  Assembly  --in Surabaya-- to complain about the unfair temporary dismissal for 42 workers (two of them are Department picked both hands and feet of one  the workers up and dragged the two workers then threw them out to the outside gate. The first worker felt terrible pain in their whole body.   At the same day (May 10) the management sent a letter to each workersfparents informing them that their daughters were irresponsible and disobey their superiors pregnant) and violent action exercised by the management to three workers. The provincial  assembly members asked workers to seek help from the local government officer in charge of manpower affair. Regarding the violent action, they ask workers to report to the local police office.   May 12: The violent victim accompanied by  two witnesses (also workers) and 22 other workers went to the local police office to file a complain. At the beginning the officer in charge accept the complain and orally asked workers to come back on May 15.   May 15 : The victim accompanied by one witness came back to the police station. They were asked whether they had money for the doctor to examine them and made visum (doctorfs explanation about the injury made to be used as legal proof in the court). The workers did not bring any money. The police then brought them to the local health care facilities (Puskesmas). It was already too late, so the health care was closed. They then were offered to be brought to the police hospital. For this also they needed to give some money to the police for their transportation. Again the workers refused to give any. It was already 3 ofclock p.m. At last the police told that it was useless for the workers to be examined by a doctor because the scars caused by the violent action was already vanished. The police however asked them to come again on May 17.   May 17 : The workers again came back to the same police station. The police did not bother them until it was quite late. The police then said that it was useless for them to file a complain since the scars they got after the torture was already vanished. They were blamed for not filing the complain immediately after the torture. The workers tried to explain once more the event. The police  once again blamed the workers for refusing to be transferred. According to them, management had the right to transfer workers wherever they want.   May 21: One of the police officer came to the victim boarding house and asked her to cancel her complain but she refused it.  
The workers representative of PT. Impian Busana / Serikat Buruh Regional (SBR)
    c/o PO. Box 6201
    Surabaya 60062
    Indonesia
    Fax.: +62-31-598 1579     UPDATE INFORMATION OF GARMENT WORKERS  OF PT. IMPIAN BUSANA   As we informed before since May first 1999 workers who were active during the above strike and demonstration were punished. They were transferred to gmanual machineh section. They will be dismissed if they refused. Up to May 10, 15 women workers were transferred. Eleven workers refused to be treated arbitrarily like that. Three of them continued to work in the section they previously worked (before transferred). They kept working even though the management did not allow them.  The Japanese manager --Mr. Tokyo Shimada-- helped by security guard and a staff from personnel Department picked both hands and feet of one  the workers up and dragged the two workers then threw them out to the outside gate. The first worker felt terrible pain in their whole body.   At the same day (May 10) the management sent a letter to each workersfparents informing them that their daughters were irresponsible and disobey their superiors attached to the letter a chronology from the view point of the manager. The parents were asked to come to the office of the company to settle the problems of their daughters.   May 11: workers held a rally to the office of  East Jawa Provincial  Assembly  --in Surabaya-- to complain about the unfair temporary dismissal for 42 workers (two of them are pregnant) and violent action exercised by the management to three workers. The provincial  assembly members asked workers to seek help from the local government officer in charge of manpower affair. Regarding the violent action, they ask workers to report to the local police office.   May 12: The violent victim accompanied by  two witnesses (also workers) and 22 other workers went to the local police office to file a complain. At the beginning the officer in charge accept the complain and orally asked workers to come back on May 15.   May 15 : The victim accompanied by one witness came back to the police station. They were asked whether they had money for the doctor to examine them and made visum (doctorfs explanation about the injury made to be used as legal proof in the court). The workers did not bring any money. The police then brought them to the local health care facilities (Puskesmas). It was already too late, so the health care was closed. They then were offered to be brought to the police hospital. For this also they needed to give some money to the police for their transportation. Again the workers refused to give any. It was already 3 ofclock p.m. At last the police told that it was useless for the workers to be examined by a doctor because the scars caused by the violent action was already vanished. The police however asked them to come again on May 17.   May 17 : The workers again came back to the same police station. The police did not bother them until it was quite late. The police then said that it was useless for them to file a complain since the scars they got after the torture was already vanished. They were blamed for not filing the complain immediately after the torture. The workers tried to explain once more the event. The police  once again blamed the workers for refusing to be transferred. According to them, management had the right to transfer workers wherever they want.   May 21: One of the police officer came to the victim boarding house and asked her to cancel her complain but she refused it.  
The workers representative of PT. Impian Busana / Serikat Buruh Regional (SBR)
    c/o PO. Box 6201
    Surabaya 60062
    Indonesia
    Fax.: +62-31-598 1579