Tue, 10 Jun 2003

Cement truck drivers go on strike

BOGOR: About 6,000 cement truck drivers and their assistants went on strike on Monday and parked 3,000 vehicles in the parking lot of PT Indocement Tunggal Prakarsa to protest the increase in the number of trucks.

Anwar, one of the drivers of PT Mitra Rajasa, complained that it would be more difficult now to get an order to transport cement from PT Indocement.

A staff member at PT Indocement, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said his company had nothing to do with the truck drivers.

"They work for other companies that have an agreement with us to distribute the cement, so the strike has nothing to do with us," he said. -- JP