Why I haven’t given up

Labour rights article written on the 01 Jun 2010

Photo: Ben Adams/OxfamAUS

English / Bahasa
There is a principle that I won’t let go of here—and that’s freedom of association. Five years ago, 33 of us lost our jobs in contravention of our human rights and freedom of association.

And to be honest with you, I don’t believe Adidas if they say that what happens in their supply factories is beyond their control. If Adidas says that they cannot intervene in the factories that produce its products then they are talking rubbish.

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Kenapa saya tidak pernah putus asa

Ada satu prinsip yang tetap saya pegang, yaitu FOA (freedom of association/ kebebasan untuk berserikat). Karena lima tahun yang lalu, kami diPHK tanpa alasan yang sah karena kami berani untuk berserikat dan menyampaikan kehendak kami.

Kalau boleh jujur ya, saya secara pribadi tidak percaya kalau dibilang adidas tidak bisa intervensi di pabriknya (untuk mendukung para buruh). Ini kepercayaan saya yang kental sekali. Kami sudah memahami karakter adidas, dan kalau mereka bilang tidak bisa intervensi terhadap pabirk yang memproduksi adidas, itu omong kosong saja. Saya berharap adidas tidak akan memakai alasan itu lagi tetapi akan sejauh mana mencoba memberikan kebebasan berserikat kepada para buruh di suppliernya.

Kalau adidas bilang tidak bisa intervensi itu lucu, dan hanya melepaskan tanggung jawabnya terhadap hak-hak dan kesejahteraan buruh.

Baca ceritaku

Dukung kasus Suwandi. Tuntut adidas untuk memenuhi hak-hak buruh yang membuat produknya. Tuntut adidas memenuhi janjiannya kepada mantan buruh PT Panarub.

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