2019 February 11

New Regional Risk Assessment: The Electronics Industry in Indonesia

Electronics Watch has released a regional risk assessment of the electronics industry in Indonesia which suggests that risks of breach of the rights to freedom of employment, freedom of association and collective bargaining, limits on working hours, and health and safety regulations are of particular concern.

Sedane Labour Resource Centre (LIPS) conducted the research for this risk assessment, including interviews and focus group discussion with 70 workers and ten union leaders, and analysis of a range of secondary sources. Among the findings are student interns, coerced to work excessive hours under threat of not receiving their educational diplomas, and workers exposed to toxic chemicals who report chronic headaches, thyroid disorders, respiratory problems, and lung cancer, among other illnesses.