Cambodia-Indonesia Team

JILAF invited a total of 10 persons (including 4 women) from Cambodia and Indonesia to visit Japan from May 15 to 28. Cambodia and Indonesia have several common points of interest, such as the minimum wage, and the participants were eager to search together for ways and means to build good relations with the government and employers’ organizations. Since labour-management negotiations in their country often break down or run aground, the participants from Indonesia asked many questions about such issues as the Japanese system of labour-management consultations, and they showed a keenness to build sound industrial relations and good ways of settling industrial disputes.
In their visit to RENGO (Japanese Trade Union Confederation), the participants received a lecture on the annual spring labour struggle and heard about RENGO’s stance concerning such issues as the government’s involvement in the spring labour struggle, the minimum amount of pension paid under the pension system, and raising of the age at which people can start receiving pensions. They engaged in lively discussions about these and other topics. In the visit to the Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare, the participants asked questions about the neutrality of civil servants at the time of labour-management disputes, methods of administrative guidance by labour standards inspectors, and the system of temporary payment of unpaid wages on behalf of the employer. In the visit to a regional branch of RENGO, the participants went to RENGO Toyama, where they discussed such issues as minimum wage deliberations and the checkoff system (the deduction of union dues from workers’ paychecks). In their visit to Zenrosai Kyokai (National Association for Workers’ Welfare and Cooperative Insurance), the participants discussed such topics as the relationship between investments and security and insurance categories.
In action plan proposals presented on the final day, the participants showed their determination to make efforts to practice what they had learned during the invitation program, including the building of constructive industrial relations, efforts to ensure job stability, and enhancement of the social security system. Furthermore, the participants from Indonesia proposed an extremely concrete plan for an alumni meeting of program participants. It is hoped that after their return home the participants will disseminate the results of their training and engage in positive activities in their own countries.

List of Organization That Cooperated in the Visit

Food Rengo (Federation of All Japan Foods and Tobacco Workers’ Unions)Aisin Keikinzoku Co., Ltd.
Aisin Keikinzoku Labour Union

Many thanks to everyone.

Cambodia-Indonesia Team Participants

ITUC Cambodian Council(ITUC-CC)

1.NameMr. Chin Sony
 Name of organizationCambodian Confederation of Trade Unions (CCTU)
 PositionVice President
 Union experience20

ITUC Cambodian Council(ITUC-CC)

2.NameMs. Chuonmomthol Pisey
 Name of organizationCambodian Confederation of Trade Unions (CCTU)
 PositionHead of International Department

ITUC Cambodian Council(ITUC-CC)

3.NameMs. Ouk Chayavy
 Name of organizationCambodian Independent Teachers' Association (CITA)
 PositionActing President
 Union experience14

ITUC Cambodian Council(ITUC-CC)

4.NameMs. Chenda Heng
 Name of organizationCambodian Labour Confederation (CLC)
 PositionGender Committee Member
 Union experience16

ITUC Cambodian Council(ITUC-CC)

5.NameMr. Chan Theang
 Name of organizationCambodia Alliance of Trade Union (CATU)
 PositionBasic Leader
 Union experience5

Confederation of Indonesian Trade Unions (CITU)  KONFEDERASI SERIKAT PEKERJA INDINESIA(CITU/KSPI)

6.NameMr. Iwan Kusmawan Kariman
 Name of organizationSerikat Pekerja Nasional(SPN)
 PositionGeneral Chairman / Vice President of CITU
 Union experience25

Confederation of Indonesian Trade Unions (CITU)  KONFEDERASI SERIKAT PEKERJA INDINESIA(CITU/KSPI)

7.NameMr. Didi Suprijadi
 Name of organizationPengurus Besar Persatuan Guru Republik Indonesia (PB PGRI)
 PositionChairman / Vice President of CITU
 Union experience18

Confederation of Indonesian Trade Unions (CITU)  KONFEDERASI SERIKAT PEKERJA INDINESIA(CITU/KSPI)

8.NameMs. Nur Khanifah
 Name of organizationPUK PT. ENKEI Indonesia
 PositionChairperson of Woman Department/Chairperson of Woman Empowerment Department of FSPMI/Woman Committee of CITU
 Union experience6

Konfederasi Serikat Buruh Sejahtera Indonesia(KSBSI)

9.NameMr. Dedi Hardianto
 Name of organizationDewan Pengurus Pusat Federasi Serikat Buruh Niaga, Informatika, Keuangan dan Perbankan (FSB NIKEUBA)
 PositionChairperson
 Union experience17

Konfederasi Serikat Buruh Sejahtera Indonesia(KSBSI)

10.NameMr. Yuce Hengki Sadok
 Name of organizationDewan Pengurus Pusat Federasi Niaga, Keuangan dan Perbankan-Serikat Buruh Sejahtera Indoneshia (F-HUKATAN)
 PositionAssistant President
 Union experience17

Photos of Participants

Visit to Food Rengo

Visit to the Govenment Office

Visit to Aisin Keikinzoku Co., Ltd.