Indonesia: Mizuno response to allegations
... According to our basic CSR policy that we will face sincerely any stakeholder, we consider PDB not only as business partner but also as our stakeholder and respect PDB and Panarub Group. Also we consider SBGTS not only as labor union of PDB but also as our stakeholder and respect SBGTS. Our policy to this case is that the best way should be in accordance with the laws and regulations in Indonesia under respecting Rule of Law though we still hope that the parties reach a settlement in any way. ... We have leant by the inquires that there is a possibility that the strike was illegal asthestrikewasimplementedwithoutpriornoticeandthat itseemstobetough to affirm facts without court ruling if SBGTS’s evidences on unfair labor practice and/or obstruction consist of not physical evidence including documents, photos and transcriptions but only personal evidence with testimony. The Statement also describes that a determination on workers being dismissed on the grounds of illegal strike action can only be made by a properly constituted court and this would be the Industrial Relation Court. ... We stated in M267 that the amicable negotiation seems to be difficult from the fact that the mediation starting October 18, 2012 by PMN failed by the difference of opinion between PDB and SBGTS on the settlement payment amounted about US$0.7 million to workers.