Tourism workers demand minimum wage

Tourism workers in Bali are struggling to push the local administration to implement a policy that would set a minimum wage for them. Putu Satyawira Mahendra, chairman of Bali’s tourism workers union, said the organization would reiterate their demand to the wage council during the upcoming meetings to discuss the minimum wage in 2014 for workers in the sector. “In… Continue reading

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

Business people seek more say in city minimum wage policy

Businesspeople have demanded that Governor Joko “Jokowi” Widodo involve them more in creating public policies and programs related to their businesses. Deputy chairman of the Jakarta office of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin), Sarman Simanjorang, said on Wednesday that the new administration paid little attention to them. Sarman said on the sidelines of Kadin’s annual provincial leadership… Continue reading