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Indonesia / Minimum Wage / Workers protest on delay in implementing minimum wage

Hundreds of workers from the Indonesian Metal Workers Federation (FSPMI) Batam branch staged a protest at the Batam administration region office on Wednesday. They urged the local government to quickly implement the 2013 monthly minimum wage (UMK), rejected by the Indonesian Employers Association (Apindo).

There was a heavy police and military presence at the demonstration.

Riau Governor Muhammad Sani recently decided to raise the UMK to Rp 2.04 million (US$210,27) from Rp 1.4 million as proposed by the Batam Wage Council (DPK). The new minimum wage took effect on Jan.1, 2013.

However, the Apindo and several other employer associations rejected that decision. The Apindo even filed a lawsuit against the governor’s decree on the new minimum wage at the State Administrative Court (PTUN) in Batam. Currently, the lawsuit is still in progress.

Suprapto, the leader of the Garda Metal FSPMI, said the rallies staged by hundreds of workers at the Batam administrative region office were aimed at encouraging the government not to further delay the implementation of the new minimum wage as demanded by employer groups.

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Jakarta Post

via Workers urge no further delay in Batam minimum wage | The Jakarta Post.

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