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Foreign workers, remuneration, working hours to be addressed in omnibus law

  • Adrian Wail Akhlas

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Tue, January 7, 2020   /  02:02 pm
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President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo(JP/-)

The government is looking to address issues related to foreign workers, severance pay, minimum wage and working hours deemed as unfavorable for investors in the omnibus bill on job creation, high-ranking officials have said. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo instructed ministers on Monday to conclude drafting the omnibus bill on job creation next week. “[I asked the ministers that] the omnibus law [draft] be finished this week [or] next week, at the latest,” he said.  Manpower Minister Ida Fauziyah said the ministry and the Office of the Coordinating Economic Minister would indeed conclude discussions next week so the draft could be brought to the House of Representatives for deliberation. “Basically, we are only focusing on five issues, including minimum wage, severance pay and working hours, among other things,” Ida told reporters after at...