ILC lauds Indonesia for eliminating discrimination against employment and occupation

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The International Labor Conference (ILC) has lauded Indonesia and 36 other countries for applying ILO Convention No. 100 on equal remuneration and ILO Convention No. 111 on elimination of discrimination against employment and occupation.

"The management of the Indonesian manpower sector has received appreciation from the ILO and ILC participants. We will continue to cooperate with ILO in handling the manpower system," Manpower and Transmigration Minister Muhaimin Iskandar said in a press release on Monday.

Muhaimin led the Indonesian delegation to the 103rd Session of ILC held in Geneva from May 28 to June 9.

In the Standard Application Committee, Indonesia is one of 98 countries, which are not late in submitting a report on the implementation of ILO conventions, including Nos. 100 and 111, on elimination of discrimination against wages and occupation, he said.

"We will continue to familiarize workers with the convention on elimination of discrimination against wages and occupation as part of efforts to uphold it," he said.

Indonesia also had no issues related to the 38 cases discussed at a meeting of the Standard Application Committee. Yet the handling of Indonesian migrant workers employed in Malaysia and Saudi Arabia should draw attention from the government.

"We should pay attention to the handling of Indonesian migrant workers employed in Malaysia and Saudi Arabia. To be clear, Saudi Arabia cannot reject ILO assistance in handling migrant workers employed in the country," he said.

Indonesia also underscored the need for ILO members to remain committed to improving the protection of migrant workers employed in many countries.

(s012/INE/a014)
Reporting by Arie Novarina
EDITED BY INE
(T.SYS/B/KR-BSR/A014)

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