CHRONOLOGY 26 SEPTEMBER 2013

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CHRONOLOGY 26 SEPTEMBER 2013

  • My name is M. NUR FAHROJI of Perum. Cluster Alamanda Blok W22 No.5 Karang Satria Tambun Utara, Bekasi, West Java.
  • I am a BRANCH LEADER of the Various Industries Sector of the Metalworkers’ Federation of Indonesia (PC SPAI FSPMI Federasi Serikat Pekerja Metal Indonesia) in the District/City of Bekasi responsible for Legal Defence and Advocacy.
  • I am a student at the Law Faculty of Bhayangkara University in my third semester. My student number is: 201210115171
  • I am the leader of the NEGOTIATION TEAM for the industrial relations dispute at Kalbe Farma Tbk.
  • On 26 September 2013 there was a labour strike of the plant level union (PUK) at Kalbe Farma Tbk located in the Delta Silicon Industrial Zone at Lippo Cikarang which began on 12 September 2013.
  • Before 26 September there was already a large contingent of police protecting the PT Kalbe Farma Tbk factory.
  • On 26 September 2013 at approximately 6:30 am at PT. Kalbe Farma Tbk factory located in the Delta Silicon Industrial Zone at Lippo Cikarang at Gate II a number of ‘preman’ (gangsters) came to interfere with the striking workers who were gathered at their tent. The preman pulled down the workers’ Campaign Tent and the Police only watched what happened and did not require the preman to leave the area, although the preman had no right to interfere with the industrial relations dispute.
  • At approximately 08:30 after the Campaign Tent of the workers of Kalbe Farma at Gate II was pulled down the preman left the area of the strike.
  • At approximately 11:30 am I arrived at Gate II of PT Kalbe Farma.
  • After I arrived at Gate II of PT Kalbe Farma the Kapolsek of South Cikarang AKP Badari met me and requested that Kalbe Farma products should not be blocked from leaving the factory.
  • I told the Kapolsek of South Cikarang AKP Badari that there was an understanding between the NEGOTIATION TEAM and the Management of PT Kalbe Farma Tbk that the union would not obstruct any workers who wanted to continue working in the factory while the management agreed that no products from the factory would be permitted to leave the site.
  • I told the Kapolsek of South Cikarang AKP Badari that on that day, 26 September 2013 at 14.00, the negotiations would continue between the FSPMI Negotiation Team and the Negotiation Team of PT Kalbe Farma Tbk.
  • The Kapolsek of South Cikarang AKP Badari told me that he was under pressure from the Kapolresta of Bekasi KOMBES Isnaini to make sure that the products of PT Kalbe Farma Tbk would leave the factory.
  • The KABAGOP POLRESTA of Bekasi KOMPOL Muryono also spoke to me and asked me why the products were being blocked from leaving the factory.

 

  • I explained to the KABAGOP POLRESTA of Bekasi KOMPOL Muryono that there was already an agreement between the NEGOTIATION TEAM and the Management of PT. Kalbe Farma Tbk to the effect that the union would not obstruct any workers who wanted to continue working in the factory while the management agreed that no products from the factory would be permitted to leave the site.
  • At 13:30 I left PT. Kalbe Farma Tbk and went to the negotiation place at the  Hotel Zurrie Express  in Lippo Cikarang which is ±2KM from Kalbe Farma.
  • Negotiations between the FSPMI Negotiation Team and the Kalbe Farma Negotiation Team began at 14:00.
  • There were only a few items which had yet to be agreed upon.
  • At approximately 17:30 the Police forced the exit of a delivery vehicle loaded with Kalbe products from the factory.
  • The police fired tear gas at the striking female workers of Kalbe Farma who were sitting at the entrance to Kalbe Farma and dragged them away so that they would not block Gate II of Kalbe Farma so that the delivery truck could exit the factory.
  • At approximately 18:30 I left the negotiation room and went to Gate II of PT. Kalbe Farma and I spoke to to the Kapolsek of South Cikarang AKP Badari and the Kabagop of Polresta Bekasi Kompol Muryono. I questioned why they had created an unconducive atmosphere by forcing the exit of the delivery vehicle while the negotiations were still in process and there were only a few items to be discussed and which would be resolved shortly.
  • At 18:45 the Kabagop Kompol Muryono told the striking workers that they must disperse.
  • I told the Kabagop Kompol Muryono that this was a labour strike and not a demonstration.
  • At 19:00 the Kompol Muryono and Kapolsek AKP Badari instructed his troops to disperse the striking workers who were sitting down.
  • At that time I was also sitting with the striking workers and I was dragged inside the area of PT Kalbe Farma with two other members of FSPMI.
  • Inside the factory of PT Kalbe Farma the three of us experienced the following:

–          Physical abuse (we were dragged, punched, kicked and stepped on all over our bodies and my foot was burned with a cigarette butt)

–          Beatings (we were beaten by dozens of police officers)

–          Theft (because when I was beaten I did not bleed, the police officers thought that I had special powers to withstand the beatings, so one of my abusers took the ring that I was wearing)

–          Sexual abuse and theft (because after my ring was taken my wounds still did not bleed, one of the police officers returned and removed my trousers and also my underpants and stepped on my genitals and even took a photo of me in this naked state and after that my Blackberry Dakota mobile phone which was in the left-side pocket of my pants disappeared)

  • During this whole time I kept my eyes closed and continuously recited a prayer (Laillahhaillallah) and did not attempt to fight back at any point during the beatings.
  • At 22:30, Kasad Ary of Intel Polresta Bekasi, came to me and sat me up and told me that the National Leader of SPAI FSPMI, Obon Tabroni and members of the FSPMI Garda Metal were coming to get me.
  • One of the police officers put my trousers and underpants back on.
  • Kasad Ary supported me to walk towards the security post.
  • At 23:00 Obon Tabroni and members of the FSPMI Garda Metal came to the security post and carried me and the two others outside the area of the Kalbe Farma factory and towards the hospital.

I, M. Nurfahroji, in the name of the law, demand justice.

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