Serbaud, short for Serikat Buruh Angkatan Udara ('Air Transport Workers Union'), was a trade union of air transport employees and workers in Indonesia. Serbaud was affiliated to the trade union centre SOBSI, which was linked to the Communist Party of Indonesia.[1] Serbaud was estimated to have less than 3,000 members.[1]

Around 1964 Serbaud propagated boycotts against Pan Am, refusing to service Pan Am flights.[2] Moreover, Serbaud refused to service the aircraft chartered by the U.S. embassy.[3] In December 1964 Serbaud organised protests outside the U.S. embassy, charging it with using a 'spy plane'.[2]

Serbaud held its third congress 25–27 June 1965.[4]


  1. ^ a b Hindley, Donald. The Communist Party of Indonesia, 1951-1963. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1964. p. 141
  2. ^ a b Van Der Kroef, Justus M. (1965). "Indonesian Communism's "Revolutionary Gymnastics"". Asian Survey. 5 (5): 217–232. doi:10.2307/2642185. JSTOR 2642185.
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-03-06. Retrieved 2010-12-02.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Summary of world broadcasts: The Far East. Weekly supplement