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Industry calls for Manpower Law revision

  • Riska Rahman

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, December 6 2018   /  12:59 am

The Indonesian Employers Association (Apindo) is calling for the government to reform the 2013 Manpower Law to keep up with new employment problems in the digitalization era, mainly concerning the waging system and protection for partnership-based employees and freelance workers.

Harijanto, Apindo chair for employment and social protection, said on Wednesday that Law No. 13/2013 on manpower had yet to regulate employer obligations, including on wages and protection, to their workers who worked under a partnership-based contract.

He said the prevailing law was limited to employer obligations and a monthly minimum wage for their full-time employees, hinting that it was somehow outdated compared to current changes in the market.

“What we need right now is a regulation that can help standardize the hourly, daily and weekly minimum wages and the protection for our free...