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City's contract cleaners to get pay rise: Anies

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, November 15, 2017   /   08:09 pm
City's contract cleaners to get pay rise: Anies Public Facility Maintenance Agency (PPSU) contract workers clean an inundated area in Bukit Duri, South Jakarta, Feb. 16. (JP/PJ Leo)

The Jakarta administration will not reduce the number of contract cleaning workers, under the Public Facility Maintenance Agency (PPSU), next year. Instead, they will receive higher wages aligned to the 2018 provincial minimum wage.

"We have assured them that [the position of] the PPSU is safe. Their numbers will not be reduced […] and their contracts will be continued. Their wages will even be increased,” said Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan at City Hall, Central Jakarta, as quoted by kompas.com on Wednesday.

He said that the PPSU workers would get Rp 3.87 million [US$286] monthly; an adjusted amount following the city’s 2018 minimum wage agreed last month at Rp 3.6 million.

Anies proposed on Wednesday the city’s 2018 budget plan, which is set at Rp 77.11 trillion, to the City Council. Aside from the PPSU funding in the proposal the city administration has also locked its 2018 budget for flood mitigation at Rp 1.98 trillion. The funds are set for the procurement of heavy machinery, land and reservoirs. (agn)