Lenny Tristia Tambun, Jakarta – The minimum wage in Jakarta has been raised to Rp 4.26 million, or $303, per month for 2020, an increase of 8.51 percent from the current minimum wage, Governor Anies Baswedan announced on Friday.
"The new provincial minimum wage has been set in compliance to existing laws and government regulations," he said at City Hall in Central Jakarta.
He said the provincial government had taken into account proposals from different sides regarding the minimum wage.
Workers in Jakarta will receive a "Worker's Card" that can be used to pay for public transportation and receive food subsidies through the city's trading company JakGrosir. "This card offers extra benefits for workers," Anies said.
The new minimum wage will come into effect on Jan. 1 next year. Earlier on Thursday, several labor unions staged rallies in the capital, demanding an increase of between 10 percent and 15 percent from the current wage of Rp 3.94 million.