Sebastian Strangio – Thousands of people took to the streets in the Indonesian capital Jakarta this weekend, urging parliament to reject a presidential decree that critics say would ero
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Jakarta – The Civil Society Coalition, which is made up of 55 different organisations, has issued an ultimatum to President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and the House of Representatives (DPR) d
January 10, 2023
Riri Rahayu, Jakarta – The Workers and People Movement dubbed Gebrak is set to hold a demonstration in front of the House of Representatives (DPR) building today, January 10, 2023, to v
Jakarta – The Labour Movement with the People (Gebrak) held a protest action in front of the House of Representatives (DPR) building in Jakarta on January 10 to articulate its oppositio
January 9, 2023
Jakarta – The Civil Coalition, which is part of the Labour Movement with the People (GEBRAK), is urging the House of Representatives (DPR) to reject the recently issued government regul
Heru Andriyanto, Jakarta – The emergency regulation in lieu of the job creation law will come into force in three months at the latest after being enacted by the House of Representative
Moh. Khory Alfarizi, Jakarta – A number of experts argued that Government Regulation in Lieu of Law (Perppu) No. 2 of 2022 concerning job creation is not in favor of the community.
January 6, 2023
Heru Andriyanto, Jakarta – The government has issued a regulation in lieu of the job creation law to provide a secure footing for key economic policies in the face of global uncertainti
January 5, 2023
Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has cited a possible economic recession this year to justify his executive order implementing the 2021 Job Creation Law, which has been declared
January 3, 2023
Amelia Rahima Sari, Jakarta – The All-Indonesia Workers Union Confederation (KSPSI) in a written statement on Tuesday accuses President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo of betraying the constitutio
Riani Sanusi Putri, Jakarta – The Indonesian Workers Union Association (Aspek) on Monday once again asserted its position against the government regulation in lieu of law on Job Creatio
Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo did not let a single day of 2022 go to waste.
Amelia Rahima Sari, Jakarta – The Center of Economic and Law Studies (CELIOS) economist Bhima Yudhistira believes that the issuance of the government regulation in lieu of law on Job Cr
January 1, 2023
Jakarta – Indonesian Trade Union Congress Alliance Confederation (KASBI) Chairperson Nining Elitos says that Government Regulation in Lieu of Law (Perppu) Number 2/2022 on the Job Creat
December 31, 2022
Jakarta – Indonesian Trade Union Congress Alliance Confederation (KASBI) Chairperson Nining Elitos has criticised President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's policy of issuing a Government Regulat
Tiara Aliya Azzahra, Jakarta – The Labour Party has declared that it agrees with President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's move to issue Government Regulation in Lieu of Law (Perppu) Number 2/20
December 30, 2022
Jakarta – Indonesia's President Joko Widodo has signed an emergency regulation to replace a controversial job creation law, his ministers said on Friday, legislation that a court had ru
Jakarta – Constitutional law expert Feri Amsari from the Andalas University in Padang believes that President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's move to issue a Regulation in Lieu of Law (Perppu) o
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Friday inked an emergency regulation on job creation law, about a year after the Constitutional Court declared the so-cal
Jakarta – The Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) has slammed a move by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to issue Government Regulation in Lieu of Law (Perppu) Number 2/2022 on the Jo
December 13, 2021
Jakarta – The Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) says that around 350 companies will be let off the hook thanks to the enactment of Law Number 11/2020 on Job Creation (Ciptake
June 14, 2021
Sandy Milne – The protesters who took to the streets of Jakarta, Bandung and other Indonesian cities in October 2020 were diverse to say the least.
May 31, 2021
Roland Rajah – Indonesia's new 'Omnibus Law on Job Creation' was marred by the public controversy that surrounded its passage late last year.
February 17, 2021
Budiarti Utami Putri, Jakarta – The Indonesian government has officially passed 49 implementing regulations from the Job Creation Law, which is widely known as the UU Cipta Kerja, on Tu
January 27, 2021
Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo confirmed that the derivative regulations of the Job Creation Law or UU Cipta Kerja would be completed soon.
November 3, 2020
Budi Sutrisno, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has signed the Job Creation Law, allowing it to enter into force nearly a month after it was passed by the House of Representativ
Egi Adyatama, Jakarta – Hundreds of academicians joined in the Alliance of Academics have officially filed a request to President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo asking to revoke Law No.
October 29, 2020
Arizka Warganegara and Paul Waley – The Indonesian parliament has passed a controversial new act known as the Omnibus Law, so named because it brings together a raft of different measur
October 26, 2020
Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has sought to defend the passing of the highly controversial Job Creation Law, arguing the law is necessary to make Indonesia more economically
October 24, 2020
Nina Loasana, Jakarta – The State Secretariat has completed the review of the Job Creation Law handed over by the House of Representatives and it is ready to be signed by President Joko
October 23, 2020
Jakarta – Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan has claimed that he was the initiator of the Job Creation Law, saying that he believed the law wa
Friski Riana, Jakarta – Fadli Zon, the House of Representatives (DPR) member from the Gerindra Party faction, opined that public criticism against the Omnibus Law on Job Creation should
October 22, 2020
Adrian Wail Akhlas, Jakarta – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has raised concern over environmental protection – or the lack thereof – in the Job Creation Law, calling on the gove
Dewi Nurita, Jakarta – Muhammadiyah Secretary-General, Abdul Mu'ti, said that President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo would not issue a government regulation in lieu of law that would revoke the
October 20, 2020
Since the early 20th century under the domination of imperialism, the nation and people in Indonesia have been confronted with chronic crises.
Aulia Nastiti – The COVID-19 pandemic and demonstrations have not deterred the government and the House of Representatives (DPR) from passing the omnibus bill on job creation.
James Guild – Indonesia's recent "Omnibus Bill" on job creation touched off massive pushback from civil society groups in recent days, even as there remains quite a bit of confusion abo
Ahmad Syarif Syechbubakr – The Indonesian national legislature passed the controversial omnibus Law on Job Creation on 5 October, immediately triggering widespread protests in Jakarta a
October 19, 2020
Rizki Fachriansyah, Jakarta – The government has consulted the country's most prominent Muslim figures regarding the imminent enactment of the Job Creation Law despite a strong wave of
Egi Adyatama, Jakarta – Koalisi Bersihkan Indonesia [the coalition to clean Indonesia] and Fraksi Rakyat Indonesia [Indonesian people's faction] released a report entitled the "oligarch
On 5 October 2020, the Indonesian Parliament passed an 'Omnibus' law.
October 18, 2020
Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo sees the Job Creation Law as a necessary risk despite widespread public rejection of the law, Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko said on Satur
Antara, Jakarta – Members of the public, including employers and labor unions, were involved in the process of deliberation on the Job Creation Law, stated Anwar Sanusi, secretary gener
October 17, 2020
Marchio Irfan Gorbiano, Jakarta – As labor unions, activists and their lawyers prepare to petition the Constitutional Court for a judicial review of the recently passed Job Creation Law
October 16, 2020
Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – The swarm of rejections against the passing of the omnibus law on job creation now no longer comes exclusively from Indonesians as the ASEAN Parliamentarians
October 15, 2020
Jakarta – Indonesia's government should revise a new jobs law to meet international human rights standards, Human Rights Watch said today.
Jakarta – The Job Creation Law ignores environmental aspects and workers' rights. It will end up reducing investment.
October 14, 2020
Ghina Ghaliya, Jakarta – The House of Representatives has handed over the final draft of the controversial Job Creation Law to President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Wednesday.
October 12, 2020
Dipo Negoro and Leon Kastayudha – The Draft Omnibus Law on Job Creation was finally enacted into law by the House of Representatives (DPR) on October 5.