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Lampung workers oppose social security wage deductions
Saibumi.com - May 1, 2014
"The BPJS program should be covered by the government and not cut into workers' wages", said action coordinator Rajahot Sinterclause from the Lampung People's Movement (GRL) in a speech. The workers also demanded that the government raise the level of welfare that is still below standard.
"May workers who are paid a standard wage but the minimum wage is still too small", said Sinterclause who also called on the government to abolish contract labour and outsourcing systems.
The workers also demanded that the Lampung provincial government increase the provincial minimum wage by increasing the number of standard components that make up the reasonable living cost index (KHL) which currently comprises only 60 components.
[Translated by James Balowski for the Indoleft News Service.]
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