Labor unions propose joint team to revise waging regulation

Labor unions propose joint team to revise waging regulation

Several leaders of labor unions met with President Joko Widodo (white shirt) at the Bogor Presidential Palace on Friday (26/4/2019) (ANTARA)

We talked about very positive things today. We will continue to commemorate May Day peacefully and (propose) the establishment of a joint team to revise Government Regulation number 78 (of 2015) which has so far sparked confusion among workers.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Several leaders of labor unions met with President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) on Friday, proposing the establishment of a joint team to revise government regulation number 78 of 2015 on the waging system.

"We talked about very positive things today. We will continue to commemorate May Day peacefully and (propose) the establishment of a joint team to revise Government Regulation number 78 (of 2015) which has so far sparked confusion among workers," President of the Confederation of All-Indonesia Labor Union Andi Gani Nuwa Wea said following a meeting with President Jokowi at the Bogor Presidential Palace on Friday.

At the meeting, the labor unions also proposed the establishment of a labor desk in the Indonesian Police (Polri) as part of efforts to protect the rights of workers, he said.

"It will serve as a means to protect the rights of workers and ensure justice for them," he said.

Meanwhile, Chief of the Presidential Staff Moeldoko told reporters at the Bina Graha Presidential Office in Jakarta that the meeting between President Jokowi and representatives of labor unions ran smoothly.

"It was good. President of the Confederation of All Indonesia Labor Union Mr Said Iqbal spoke, and so did the others. There were seven leaders of labor unions and all of them spoke. The President listened to them," Moeldoko said.

During the meeting, the President was accompanied by Moeldoko and Manpower Minister Hanief Dhakiri.

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