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Govt welcomes employers' move to better industrial relations

  • <b>Novia D.Rulistia and Ridwan Max Sijabat</b>

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, March 28 2008   /  01:36 am

The government welcomed on Thursday employers' proposals to promote relations with labor unions and workers, saying they would benefit the investment climate and add to job security. Minister of manpower and transmigration Erman Suparno stressed that investors could invest safely, workers could work in security and fewer industrial disputes would be brought to the labor court if employers and workers could establish mutual trust. "The implementation of better industrial relations through bipartite negotiations will create a better investment climate for investors and job security for workers," he said after addressing the eighth congress of the Indonesian Employers' Association (Apindo) here Thursday. He said workers would not take to the streets or face uncertainty over their futures if the management was transparent, complied with the labor laws and brough...