Jakarta – Mr Adrian graduated from an Indonesian auto mechanic trade school in 2023, but since then has only worked a few weeks in one job: serving fruit juice at a kiosk in downtown Ja
Labour & Migrant Workers
February 9, 2024
February 2, 2024
Alfida Rizky Febrianna, Jakarta – In the upcoming fifth and final presidential debate scheduled for Sunday, the Chairwoman of the Indonesian Employers Association (Apindo), Shinta W Kam
January 23, 2024
Celvin Moniaga Sipahutar, Jakarta – The government has earmarked Rp 4.8 trillion ($305.86 million) in 2024 to enroll 1.2 million participants in the Kartu Prakerja (pre-employment card)
January 16, 2024
Antara, Jakarta – The Indonesian Migrant Workers' Protection Agency (BP2MI) gave a strong warning to the Indonesian Migrant Workers Placement Agencies (P3MI) that are still overcharging
January 4, 2024
Jakarta – Despite earlier reports of declining unemployment and resilient growth, Indonesia's economy still took a hit from weaker global demand last year, leading to almost 300,000 wor
January 2, 2024
Amelia Rahima, Antara, Jakarta – Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi attributed the traffic congestion on the Bali Mandara toll road on Friday evening, Dec.
December 30, 2023
Nabiyla Risfa Izzati– Gig platforms have mushroomed in Indonesia in the past decade. But regulations have lagged and it's the workers who pay.
December 28, 2023
Riri Rahayu, Jakarta – The head of the labor union of IMIP Hendri said that the compensation given to the victims of the smelter fire is not an adequate remedy for the situation.
Jakarta – Our heartfelt condolences go to the families of the 19 workers who were killed on Sunday, in an explosion at the nickel smelter of PT Indonesia Tsingshan Stainless Steel (ITSS
December 27, 2023
Jakarta – Hundreds of Indonesian workers protested on Wednesday (Dec 27) against conditions at a Chinese-funded nickel-processing plant where an explosion killed at least 18 people and
Maroosha Muzaffar – Hundreds of workers in Indonesia's nickel industry held a peaceful rally demanding improved work safety standards, just three days after a fire resulted in 18 deaths
Bahodopi – The Association of Organisations (Poros) of Mourning Workers held a peaceful demonstration in front of the PT Indonesia Morowali Industrial Park (IMIP) offices in Fatufia Vil
December 26, 2023
Jakarta – The PT Indonesia Morowali Industrial Park (IMIP) has been flooded with criticism after a nickel smelter furnace belonging to Indonesia PT Tsingshan Stainless Steel (ITSS) expl
December 22, 2023
Jakarta – Labor groups staged protests on Thursday in Jakarta, demanding wage increases and a permanent cease-fire in Gaza.
December 21, 2023
Workers held a protest action at the Horse Statue in Gambir, Central Jakarta, on Thursday December 21, in which they made three demands.
December 16, 2023
Bagus Pribadi, Jakarta – The Labor Party and the Confederation of Indonesian Trade Unions (KSPI) expressed their support towards workers who recently staged massive demonstrations to re
December 15, 2023
Aditya Hadi, Jakarta – The Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) has encouraged the government to attract more skilled expatriates to work in the country, hoping this can
December 2, 2023
Ikmal Fauzan Hanif, Jakarta – All regencies and cities across Java island have disclosed their minimum monthly wages for 2024, with the industrial hub of Bekasi City presenting the high
November 30, 2023
Amelia Rahima Sari, Jakarta – The Indonesian Trade Unions Confederation or KSPI claimed that nearly one million workers staged a protest and took part in a nationwide strike on Thursday
Irfan Maullana, Bekasi – Workers held another demonstration on Jalan Ahmad Yani in front of the Bekasi Labour Office (Disnaker) in West Java on Thursday November 30.
Novali Panji Nugroho, Jakarta – The President of the Confederation of the Indonesian Workers' Union (KSPI) Said Iqbal reported that around 50,000 workers in Jakarta will start their nat
November 29, 2023
Jakarta – Workers held simultaneous demonstrations at a number of locations in West Java in protest against a 2024 minimum wage decision by the West Java Provincial Wage Council at a pl
November 28, 2023
Aep Supandi, Bandung – The West Java branch of the Indonesian Employers Association (Apindo) on Tuesday criticized local leaders who have proposed substantial rises in the minimum wage,
November 23, 2023
Desty Luthfiani, Jakarta – A group of online taxi drivers in the Greater Jakarta area calling themselves the Revolusi Driver Online demanded an increase in basic fares.
November 22, 2023
Novali Panji Nugroho, Jakarta – Acting Governor of Jakarta Heru Budi Hartono officially announced that Jakarta's 2024 minimum wage is now Rp5,067,381, or a 3.38 percent increase from th
November 21, 2023
Jakarta – The minimum wage in Jakarta has been established at Rp 5.07 million ($327) per month for 2024, marking a 3.38 percent rise from the current threshold, acting Governor Heru Bud
November 20, 2023
Jakarta – PT Nestle Indonesia says that it has laid off 126 workers from its Kejayan factory in Pasuruan, East Java, to carry out a business transformation in the company.
Ihsan Reliubun, Jakarta – Labor Party President Said Iqbal declared that the workers are prepared to go on a national strike if the government insists on raising the provincial minimum
November 17, 2023
Jayapura, Jubi – In the midst of ongoing discussions surrounding the incorporation of Freeport shares in Indonesia and the potential extension of mining licenses – a matter reaching its
November 16, 2023
Deni Ghifari, Jakarta – Labor unions have expressed their dissatisfaction with the 2024 minimum wage formula and announced nationwide walkouts involving millions of workers to take plac
November 15, 2023
About 20 percent of young people in Timor-Leste do not study or work due to lack of education, limitations in healthcare provision and ineffective social protection, according to a repo
November 9, 2023
Amelia Rahima Sari, Jakarta – Presidential candidate Ganjar Pranowo said he was often discredited because the wage of workers in Central Java is the lowest in Indonesia.
Arief Rahman Hakim, Jakarta – Confederation of Indonesian Trade Unions (KSPI) President Said Iqbal has responded to a statement by Onward Indonesia Coalition presidential candidate (cap
November 8, 2023
Verda Nano Setiawan, Jakarta – Presidential candidate and Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto has spoken out on the government's policy direction related to workers wages in the country.
Jakarta – A resilient economy has led to a reduction in the unemployment rate despite weakening domestic and overseas demand this year.
November 5, 2023
Hellena Souisa, Kai Feng, and Sally Brooks – Chinese electrician Mr Ding says he saw co-workers die, a crane catch fire and worked for "175 days straight" during an 18-month stint at tw
October 27, 2023
Defara Dhanya Paramitha, Jakarta – The President of the Labor Party and the Confederation of Indonesian Trade Unions (KSPI), Said Iqbal, said that workers were determined to stage a wav
Mutia Yuantisya, Jakarta – Acting Governor Heru Budi Hartono stated that he has discussed the provincial minimum wage (UMP) for 2024 with the Jakarta Manpower, Transmigration, and Energ
Rosseno Aji Nugroho, Jakarta – The Confederation of Indonesian Trade Unions (KSPI) and the Labour Party held a demonstration near the Horse Statue in Central Jakarta on Friday October 2
October 25, 2023
Dipo Negoro – At a press conference held at the Labour Party's executive committee (Exco) office in Jakarta on Wednesday September 13, Labour Party President Said Iqbal announced the na
October 16, 2023
Jakarta – Labor unions have demanded a 15-percent minimum wage increase for next year, citing the country's strong economic growth and a recent rise civil servant salaries and pension p
October 10, 2023
Riani Sanusi Putri, Jakarta – Online motorcycle taxis or online ojek drivers, who are members of the Indonesian Transport Workers Union (SPAI), staged a protest called "10.10" today, Oc
October 6, 2023
October 2, 2023
Hundreds of workers held a demonstration near the Arjuna Wiwaha or Horse Statue in Central Jakarta on Monday October 2 to coincide with a Constitutional Court (MK) ruling on a judicial
September 25, 2023
Jakarta – Scores of protesters from the Labour Party and the Indonesian Farmers Union (SPI) held a demonstration in front of the State Logistics Agency (Bulog) building in South Jakarta
September 15, 2023
Jakarta – Labour Party President Said Iqbal has confirmed that they will not support presumptive presidential candidate (capres) former Jakarta governor Anies Baswedan in the 2024 elect
September 14, 2023
Jakarta – Protesting workers have begun leaving the Horse Statue area in Central Jakarta after holding a brief demonstration for around two hours on Thursday September 14 opposing the O
September 1, 2023
Abdil Mughis Mudhoffir and Rafiqa Qurrata A'yun – Seizing on the revolutionary fervour of Indonesian Independence Day, workers from public and private universities in Indonesia declared
August 28, 2023
Jakarta (VNA) – The Indonesian government has lifted a moratorium on sending Indonesian citizens to the Middle East as domestic helpers but cautioned that those who take up offers of em