On 10 December, 1 million members of Indonesian trade union confederations KSPI, KSBSI and KSPSI went on strike demanding wage increases after president Joko Widodo upped fuel prices. In Jakarta 50,000 people marched to the President's Palace to voice their demands.
The day of action follows on demonstrations one week earlier, where unions reacted to the new minimum wage for 2015. Minimum wage in Indonesia is set according to the province of the country.
The CFMEU notes that the report of the Royal Commission released today contains a number of findings relating to CFMEU officials with recommendations that matters be referred to the Director of Public Prosecutions and other agencies.
The Royal Commission is not a court of law and does not exercise judicial power.
Its interim report makes no specific recommendations for legislative change and does not make any findings of corruption against any CFMEU official.
CFMEU Public Statement
The CFMEU welcomes the news that justice has been done by President Obama's decision to release Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labanino and Antonio Guerrero, three of the Cuban Five who joined their families in Cuba.
They joined Rene Gonzalez and Fernando Gonzalez who fulfilled their long sentences and returned to Cuba in May 2013 and February this year respectively. They all are internationally known as the Cuban Five.