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Indonesia / Minimum Wage / 80 percent of Companies request for exemption accepted

Hundreds of companies will be exempt from paying their employees the new minimum wage to prevent bankruptcy, the manpower and transmigration minister said on Thursday. “There are 941 companies requesting the delay of the minimum wage increase, we will grant about 80 percent of them, but please note that the delay was needed as a … Continue reading

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. … Continue reading

Indonesia / Minimum Wage / A Task Force to Anticipate Labor Layoffs

The Manpower and Transmigration Ministry has established a task force to monitor the threat of job dismissals following the implementation of monthly minimum wage standards considered as too burdensome by industries, the ministry said on Wednesday. “Our task force is continuously monitoring, so that not a single job dismissal takes place because of the rising … Continue reading

Indonesia / Pressure on Nike suppliers for paying minimum wages

The battle over factory pay in Indonesia is intensifying, with vocal local trade unions joining hands with a US non-governmental organisation to pressure Nike suppliers into paying minimum wages. A yawning gap is opening up between employers, who argue that hefty minimum wage increases are destroying their profitability, and trade unions, who argue that wages … Continue reading

Indonesia / Large-scale labor rally for minimum wage increase in Medan

A large-scale labor rally in Medan forced dozens of companies to suspend operations on Thursday, with the firms’ workers following the lead of their Jakarta counterparts by demanding a significant minimum wage increase. Thousands of workers from Medan and surrounding areas continued their rally for a second day on Thursday, after their Wednesday protest caused … Continue reading

Indonesia / Govt to challenge Jakarta’s minimum wage

Industry Minister MS Hidayat said on Friday that he supported a plan of top businesspeople to challenge Jakarta Governor Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s decision to set Jakarta’s 2013 provincial minimum wage at Rp 2.2 million (US$228). “I have been informed by Apindo [Indonesian Employers Association] that it will file a lawsuit with the PTUN [state administrative … Continue reading

Labour Day | Indonesia stages Asia’s biggest rally

Thousands of Indonesian workers held Asia’s biggest May Day rally on Tuesday, demanding better pay and protection of job security, watched warily by a heavy police and army presence. Colourful protests organised by trades unions and left-wing parties across Asia shared the theme of better pay and conditions, and denunciations of government policy, as living … Continue reading

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