The ITF-affiliated SPKA union in Indonesia has used International Workers’ Day to promote public transport in Jakarta under the banner of Our Public Transport.
Along with public transport management, the union launched a May Day edition of the KMT (Kartu Multi Trip) ticket, which was given free to commuters as a form of solidarity in Greater Jakarta.
The KMT is intended to modernise the electronic ticketing system and promote the use of public transport. Improving access to public transport for the public is part of the ITF’s Our Public Transport programme.
At a May Day rally, SPKA Chair Edi Suryanto emphasised the role of workers in protecting vital community assets by fighting attempts to privatise public transport systems.