City workers seek 68 percent increase in minimum wage

The Jakarta Labor Forum demanded on Tuesday that the city administration increase the provincial minimum wage (UMP) by a staggering 68 percent to Rp 3.7 million (US$350), from the current Rp 2.2 million. The demand comes amid the recent layoffs by companies that could not meet the current wage rate. In January 2012, the city government raised the minimum wage… Continue reading