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Jakarta Post

Riau Islands to increase minimum wage by 22 percent

  • Fadli

    The Jakarta Post

Batam   /   Fri, November 1, 2013   /  04:23 pm

The Riau Islands administration has announced that Rp 1.665 million (US$150) will be the 2014 provincial minimum wage, a 22 percent increase from this year's minimum wage of Rp 1.365 million. The wage hike has already been signed off on by Governor Muhammad Sani.

'€œWe have been through four meetings, road surveys on living-standard components [KHL] and consultations with the Regional Salary Council to wind up with this result,'€ Riau Islands'€™ workforce agency head Tagor Napitupulu said on Friday. 

The decision was issued amid a day of nationwide strikes, with workers demanding the government increase their salaries by at least 50 percent and revoke an outsourcing policy.(dic)

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