Workers at Jakarta Port End Strike Early, Citing National Interests

Workers at one of Indonesia’s busiest ports ended their strike on Monday, sooner than planned, out of consideration for “national interests”, the chairman of the labour union said.

More than 600 workers at PT Jakarta International Container Terminal (JICT) had been on strike since Thursday to demand bonus payments, disrupting operations at the biggest terminal of Jakarta’s Tanjung Priok port.

JICT operates the largest container terminal at Tanjung Priok, handling 70 percent of the port’s exports and imports.

The JICT Labour Union had originally planned to extend the action until Aug. 10.