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Jakarta Post

Sectorial workers to get higher wages

  • The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Mon, December 17 2012   /  07:35 am

The Jakarta Remuneration Board set the 2013 minimum provincial wage for different sectors (UMSP) between 5 to 17 percent higher than the standard wage, despite there being no agreement between employers and workers.

Board chairman Deded Sukandar said on Sunday that although there was no deal between the two, the UMSP had to be set.

“There have been four bipartite meetings between employers and workers but no solution was reached. The board finally made a decision on Friday because we needed to settle this immediately,” Deded, who also works at the Jakarta Manpower and Transmigration Agency, said.

He added that the recommendation would be submitted to Governor Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Monday.

Deded said that there were 11 top sectors that would use the new UMSP, including construction and public works at 15 percent of the new minimum wage; chemical, ener...