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Govt issues jobs law rules as legal challenges lag

  • A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil
    A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Sat, February 27, 2021   /  02:12 pm
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Protesters hold banners during a demonstration against the Job Creation Law on Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat in Jakarta on Oct. 28, 2020. The poster in the foreground reads, "Revoke the omnibus law for our children and grandchildren."(Antara/Hafidz Mubarak A.)

The government has issued dozens of implementing regulations for the Job Creation Law to specify its standards and requirements, bringing radical changes to the country’s labor system, while the Constitutional Court delays hearing legal challenges to the law to focus on election disputes. On Feb. 20, the State Secretariat announced that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo had signed 45 government regulations and four presidential regulations for the implementation of the law. These regulations covered a number of topics, including labor issues. According to a list on uu-ciptakerja.go.id, a government website, authorities prepared at least four regulations on labor: a regulation on foreign workers, on workers’ relations with employers, on workers’ remuneration and on the unemployment fund (JKP). The four issues were previously regulated in the 2003 M...