BPJAMSOSTEK asks informal workers to participate in social security

BPJAMSOSTEK asks informal workers to participate in social security

Right to left: The Workers Social Security Agency (BPJAMSOSTEK) of the Jakarta Region Deputy Director Eko Nugriyanto; Director of Finance, Human Resource Management and General Affairs of LKBN Antara Nina Kurnia Dewi; and Farida Zein, the heir of the deceased Royke Sinaga, former Head of the Economic News of LKBN Antara, during the handover of BPJS workers' compensation at Wisma Antara, in Jakarta, on Thursday (September 22, 2022). (ANTARA/Rizka Khaerunnisa)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Workers Social Security Agency (BPJS Ketenagakerjaan/BPJAMSOSTEK) of Jakarta Region Deputy Director Eko Nugriyanto asked informal sector workers throughout Indonesia to register for the social security program.

"We ask all informal workers in Jakarta and throughout Indonesia, that the protection of the social security program is very important because risks are unpredictable. When we choose to work, we actually choose the risk," Nugriyanto told ANTARA here on Thursday.

By participating in the workers' social security program, it is hoped that informal workers or non-wage earners (BPU) can protect themselves from risks, such as work-related accidents, illnesses, and death.

"We hope that all informal workers can immediately protect themselves by participating in the BPJS Ketenagakerjaan program. The dues are very affordable," he said.

With the cost of Rp16,800, workers can become participants in the work accident security and death compensation programs, he added.

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If workers want to participate in the old-age insurance program, the cost is Rp36,800, in which Rp20 thousand is for old-age insurance savings, and Rp16,800 is for work accident and death insurance.

Nugriyanto said that currently, informal workers registered in the BPJS workers' security program only include some 600 thousand people, out of the total of 1.8 million informal workers recorded in Jakarta.

Therefore, he stated that by 2026, his party targets at least 65 percent of informal workers in Jakarta to have been a participant in the workers' social security program.

"We want (to set a target). If the number of informal workers is 1.8 million, 65 percent is almost 1 million people, and this (number) is what we are targeting at, (for them to) register as participants in BPJS Ketenagakerjaan for the informal sector," he said.
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