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Indonesian Labor Strike Smaller Than Expected

Tens of thousands of Indonesians are staging a two-day nationwide strike for higher wages, but the turnout is much lower than expected. Union leaders had claimed that 2 million workers would talk off the job on Thursday, but police say only about 100,000 have taken part in the work stoppage. Union leaders, such as Nurdin of the Indonesian Workers Union, tell VOA they want workers to enjoy a larger share of the growing economy, with large enough raises to keep up with the expanding cost of ...

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