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Regions must have disability employment units under new regulation

  • Alya Nurbaiti

    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Mon, October 26 2020   /  01:00 am
illustration of a disabled person in wheelchair.(Shutterstock/PhuShutter)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has signed a government regulation that requires regional administrations to have a disability service unit (ULD) on manpower that provides support for the employment of people with disabilities. Government Regulation No. 60/2020 on the service unit, signed by Jokowi on Oct. 13, mandates that regional manpower agencies at the provincial as well as municipality or regency level have a ULD, which will operate under state and regional budgets. These units are tasked with protecting the right to work for people with disabilities and providing support for workers with disabilities as well as for workplaces that provide jobs for them. This includes the provision of equipment to support disabled workers. The units are also expected to provide information to government offices and private businesses regarding nondiscriminatory recruitment. A...