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Jakarta Post

Workers greet new wages

  • Ridwan Max Sijabat

    The Jakarta Post

  /   Tue, December 11 2012   /  11:18 am

Ongoing pressure to increase the minimum wage will be a disadvantage to everybody in the long run, employers say — while workers have greeted the new decisions on the new minimum wages, to be effective in the New Year.
The Jakarta Post’s Ridwan Max Sijabat looks at the controversy in the following reports.

Workers in industrial estates in Riau Islands, West Java and Jakarta hailed the significant raises in wage as a starting point to live decently — like other people, workers said they can now save a little and have a bit of recreation. Palace protest: Workers rally in front of the Presidential Palace. The strike on Nov. 21 was part of a series of rallies on labor welfare ahead of when the new minimum wage takes effect on New Year’s Day. JP/Ricky YudhistiraEnny Chorifah, 19, who works at an electronic spare parts manufacturer in Muka Kuning industrial estate in Batam,...