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Got a minute? Help stop ICTSI from hurting dockworkers and their families

Please read this important message from the International Transport Workers’ Federation, Dockers Section and then click here to add your name:

Click the photo to lend your support. ITF is helping Indonesian dockworkers as they fight for their rights at ICTSI.

Date: 10 October 2017

Dear comrades,

Right now in Indonesia, children have been forced to drop out of school because ICTSI – one of the world’s most profitable stevedoring companies – is targeting their parents for joining their union’s fight for a living wage.

ICTSI is systematically undermining the wages and conditions of workers at the waterfront in Jakarta, forcing them into long and unsafe overtime simply to earn a living wage. FBTPI union members have now been denied overtime by the company, and many are now unable to meet their basic expenses, resulting in workers taking children out of school and being evicted from their homes. We need fair pay for these workers now. Please support our campaign.

ICTSI is punishing these workers for standing up for justice.

Every child should go to school. Every worker deserves to live with dignity.

Join us and demand that ICTSI pay fair wages and stop targeting union members and their families!

ITF, and dockers union FBTPI, is calling on ICTSI to immediately stop targeting union members and to settle a collective agreement that guarantees workers a fair wage – without having to work excessive overtime – so their families can live with dignity and their children can go back to school.

An injury to one is an injury at all.

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