Petition to Support Luviana, a Female Journalist of Metro TV, released from her duty for initiating Worker Union at her Work Place
Luviana is a female Journalist of Metro TV, a national TV Station in Indonesia broadcasting news, who has been released from her duty after 10 years of service as Assistant to Producer. She was released from her job by the management of Metro TV due to her activity on initiating a worker union at her workplace and campaigning programs that promote human rights and gender equality. After being released from her duty, Luviana has been trying any ways to conduct negotiation with the management with the support of AJI Jakarta (Alliance of Independent Journalist – Jakarta) and Aliansi Metro (Alliance of Fight Against Restoration Mask – an alliance formed to fight for Luviana’s case). Yet, all negotiation is merely banging the wall since the management and editors of Metro TV put no concerns on this case. Even worse, on April 11, 2012, the management of Metro TV instructed their security to forbid Luviana from entering the office building.
The management of Metro TV has shown their resistance to any efforts to negotiation and acts against Luviana without compromising. The Chief Editor of Metro TV has been uneased by Luviana’s activity when she organized her colleagues to initiate a worker union at their workplace. As an assistant to producer, Luviana also remind them to the materials they broadcast that are not sensitive to issues of gender equality and human rights, such as Luviana’s objection on news material which broadcasting vividly faces of women who have been arrested by the police officers accused as prostitutes (of which not all were proven right)
As a TV station which always promoting themselves as the “voice” of democracy, human rights, and gender equality values, the management and editors of Metro TV have turned themselves as irony, especially since lately Metro TV is also continuously campaigning the Restoration of Indonesia, a campaign to rebuild Indonesia and the world to be better place.
We call for supports and petition to help Luviana to urge Metro TV to immediately stop their arrogancy and union busting practice against Luviana. Luviana is not the first victim amongs workers who have been trying to fight for their rights. Detailed information related to the Metro TV can also be accessed through their web site: www.metrotvnews.com
This petition will be copied to:
International Federation of Journalist (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Southeast Asia Press Alliance (email@example.com)
Dewan Pers (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Konfederasi Serikat Nasional (email@example.com)
AJI Jakarta (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Asian TNCs Monitoring Network (email@example.com)
Aliansi METRO (Alliance to Fight Against Restoration Mask )
Members of Aliansi METRO (Melawan Topeng Restorasi) : Kontras, FPPI-Front Perjuangan Pemuda Indonesia, INFID, Salud, Komunitas Kedai Kopi Bhinneka, Migrant Care,Kapal Perempuan, PBHI Jakarta, AJI Jakarta, AJI Indonesia, Jurnal Perempuan, Inspirasi Indonesia, FMKJ-Forum Masyarakat Kota Jakarta, Aliansi Petani Indonesia, Somasi -solidaritas Mahasiswa Untuk Demokrasi, LBH Pers, Central Board of National Union Confederation (DPP Konfederasi Serikat Nasional), LBH Jakarta, AMAN- Aliansi Masyarakat Adat Nusantara, Federasi Serikat Pekerja Media Independen, Sekar Indosiar, FKI KSPSI Bekasi, Serikat Pekerja KBR 68H, KASBI, SRMI, FSNN-Federasi Serikat Nelayan Nusantara, SPSI, Barisan Perempuan Indonesia, SMI Jakarta, LPM Media Kampus, FPBJ Forum Perjuangan Buruh Jakarta, SBTPI Serikat Buruh Transportasi Pelabuhan Indonesia, Poros Wartawan Jakarta (PWJ), Aliansi Nasional Bhinneka Tunggal Ika (ANBTI), Perempuan Mahardhika, Repdem, Paguyuban anti Penggusuran Jakarta (Pawang), Forum Alumni Mahasiswa Atmajaya Yogyakarta, Sekber Buruh.
Kustiah, Coordinator of Aliansi METRO +62- 8170565654
Umar Idris, Chairperson of AJI Jakarta, +62- 818111201
Soleh Ali, Director of Litigation, LBH Pers, +62- 81585160177
Khamid Istakhori, Central Board of National Union Confederation (DPP KSN), +62- 81284837137
Mariana Amiruddin, Women Journal, +62- 8174914315
Nining Elitos, Chairperson of KASBI, +62- 81317331801
Stop Union Busting in your Company
Mr. Surya Paloh
Owner of Metro TV
Mr. Elman Saragih
Chief Editor of METRO TV
Jl. Pilar Mas Kavling A-D Kedoya, Kebon Jeruk
West Jakarta Indonesia
Phone: (+62) 21 58300077
Fax. : (+62) 21 583 02139
For these long period of time, we heard Metro TV as a very well-known News TV Station that carries the values of democracy, human rights, and equality. We also heard that Metro TV is building images by campaigning on Restoration of Indonesia, a spirit to a New Indonesia – or even New World that is better, to which we undoubtedly give our appreciation.
However, we just heard that in contrary to your campaign to Democracy, human rights, justice, and equality, Metro TV has proven practising union busting and unfair acts against your employee, namely Luviana, a female Journalist, who has been released from her duty as an Asisstant to Producer in this national TV Station. According to the Metro Alliance (Fight Against Restoration Mask - An Alliance formed to fight for Luviana’s rights), the management of this TV Station has released Luviana, a female Journalist, who has been served for almost 10 years. Luviana has been released from her duty due to her activity to form a worker union in her workplace and to promote TV programs that respect human rights and gender equality in Metro TV.
Therefore, on behalf of freedom of press, spirit of democracy, human rights, and restoration toward better Indonesia and the World, we demand the management of Metro TV to:
1. immediately stop any practises of union busting in any forms and for any reasons to Luviana and her colleagues
2. give freedom to workers to form Worker Union as the most democratic right of the workers as guaranteed by the Law.
You might need to be reminded that when you build your image under the democracy, human rights, and restoration names, you should start it from your own HOME. Without that, every efforts on building images will be merely a big LIE. The eyes of International World will be the witnesses of how you have mistreated your workers’ rights, and our respect to you will be determined by your response to this petition.
Luviana is part of our community. Hurting her means hurting us!
We are looking forward to your positive response
International Federation of Journalist
Southeast Asia Press Alliance
Konfederasi Serikat Nasional
Asian TNCs Monitoring Network