Jakarta (ANTARA) - Deputy Governor Ahmad Riza Patria believes that the amount of Jakarta's provincial minimum wage (UMP) cannot be determined on the basis of a single party's viewpoint but on inputs from all sides.

"It cannot be decided unilaterally. We have to listen to opinions and inputs," Patria remarked at the Jakarta City Hall on Thursday.

The deputy governor called for holding dialog and discussions for determining the UMP amount.

Patria echoed his side's keenness to give the best for all, including labor workers, private parties, community, and the government.

"We will announce it in accordance with the prevailing terms and conditions. We will give our best," Patria affirmed.

Meanwhile, head of the Jakarta Office of Manpower, Transmigration, and Energy, Andri Yansyah, revealed that his team had planned to set the increase in the 2022 UMP to come into effect on Friday, November 18, 2021.

"Insya Allah (God willing), the UMP will be determined on November 19, 2021," Yansyah stated.

However, Yansyah had yet to disclose the exact raised figure of the provincial minimum wage in Jakarta.

Related news: Jakarta sets provincial minimum wage for 2020 "Let us wait for November 19," he noted.

Earlier, the Ministry of Manpower had revealed that some provinces would receive the highest and lowest minimum wages by 2022.

Manpower Minister Ida Fauziyah also affirmed that based on Governmental Regulation (PP) No. 36 of 2021, the new formula for determining UMP aims to reduce the minimum wage gap and realize a fair salary amount in each region in Indonesia.

Director General of Industrial Relations and Social Security Development at the Ministry of Manpower, Indah Anggoro Putri, noted that Jakarta was the city to still have the highest minimum wage.

Putri pointed to an average increase in minimum wage by 1.09 percent next year.

Putri revealed that based on the statistics of the general minimum wage, the lowest provincial minimum wage was forecast at Rp1,813,011 (US$127) in Central Java.

The highest minimum wage projected in Jakarta was Rp4,453,724 (US$312.94), which rose from Jakarta's 2021 UMP of Rp4,416,186 (US$310.3).

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Translator: Dewa W, Kenzu T
Editor: Rahmad Nasution
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