Ministry developing self-assessment tool for labor protection

Ministry developing self-assessment tool for labor protection

Director of manpower norms examination development at the Manpower Ministry, Yuli Adiratna, at the ‘Benefits of Social Security Protection in Realizing Business Sustainability and Working Continuity’ webinar, which was followed online from Jakarta on Thursday (September 29, 2022). (ANTARA/Fitra Ashari)

The breakthrough we are developing is a self-assessment (tool). There are 100 questions that can tell if a company is already good at carrying out its social security
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Manpower Ministry is developing a breakthrough innovation in the form of a self-assessment tool called “Norm 100” to protect the workforce in small businesses as well as large companies.

 

"The breakthrough we are developing is a self-assessment (tool). There are 100 questions that can tell if a company is already good at carrying out its social security," the ministry's director of manpower norms examination development, Yuli Adiratna, informed at the "Benefits of Social Security Protection in Realizing Business Sustainability and Working Continuity" webinar  on Thursday.

 

“Norm 100” is being developed to cover a wider range of services because of the limited number of labor supervisors, he said.

 

"Throughout Indonesia, there are only 1,517 labor inspectors spread across 34 provinces, and their distribution is also uneven," he explained. The tasks of the labor inspectors are coaching, examination, testing, and investigation of labor crimes.

 

According to Adiratna, the purpose of the innovation is to assist in the examination of labor norms. The self-assessment is expected to expand service targets, including both companies and the workforce.

 

"The goal is to increase the number of companies we provide services for in implementing labor norms and increase the number of workers who are protected by their rights," he informed.

 

The labor norms covered by the self-assessment tool include the prohibition of the employment of minors and the protection of women workers against sexual crimes in workplaces.

 

"How the norms (protect) female workers (against) sexual violence acts in workplaces," he said.

 

The assessment is also expected to measure a company's self-compliance and detect labor issues early.

 

"Labor supervision exists and must make a positive contribution to economic growth, the development of companies, and labor protection," he added. (INE)

 

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