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Jakarta Post

BPJS Ketenagakerjaan ready to manage social security for laid-off workers

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, February 24, 2020   /  04:46 pm
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Members of the Confederation of Indonesian Trade Unions (KSPI) stage a rally to protest the omnibus law on job creation in front of the House of Representatives (DPR) complex in Senayan, Central Jakarta, on Feb. 12.(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

The Workers Social Security Agency (BPJS Ketenagakerjaan) is ready to manage the social security of laid-off workers when the proposed omnibus law on job creation is enforced, the agency’s senior executive has said. According to BPJS Ketenagakerjaan strategic planning and information technology director Sumarjono, the agency is working closely with the government to create social security (JKP) schemes for laid-off workers in line with provisions stated in the omnibus bill on job creation, which is currently being deliberated by the House of Representatives (DPR).  “We’ve been deeply involved in deliberations of the JKP. We were asked to hand out data regarding work terminations and advised [the government] on the potential scheme,” he said in Jakarta on Friday. The JKP schemes are part of the controversial omnibus bill on job creation, which is aime...