Made Anthony Iswara and Marchio Irfan Gorbiano, Jakarta – Indonesia's open unemployment rate slightly dropped to 5.01 percent in February this year from 5.13 percent in the same month
Labour & Migrant Workers
May 7, 2019
Jakarta – Following the recent acquittal of Malaysian woman S.
Nur Yasmin, Jakarta – Indonesia has recorded its lowest unemployment rate in more than a decade this year, though a wide gender wage gap has proved to be harder to shift.
May 1, 2019
Jakarta (Antara) – Migrant Care, a migrant workers' advocacy group, appealed to the government to lift the ban on sending migrant workers to the Middle East since it has fuelled widesp
Jakarta (Antara) – Labor Institute Indonesia has appealed to the government to step up capacity and competency of the labor force for better competing in the industry.
April 29, 2019
Ika Krismantari, Hizkia Yosias Polimpung, Reinhard Karger and Tim Schwartz – Technology is reshaping our lives in ways that we have never imagined before.
Jakarta – In the lead up to the commemoration of International Labour Day or May Day on May 1, the Palm Oil Workers Coalition (KBS) has again called on the government and companies to
Dias Prasongko, Jakarta – The Center of Reform on Economics (CORE) economist Piter Abdullah Redjadalam argues the revised Government Regulation (PP) No.
April 28, 2019
Jakarta – The Palm Oil Workers Coalition (KBS) has criticised the government for not involving workers in efforts to resolve the crude palm oil (CPO) dispute between Indonesia and the
April 25, 2019
Two Indonesian domestic workers sentenced to death for practicing witchcraft against their employers' families in Saudi Arabia returned home Wednesday after their sentences were commut
April 22, 2019
Kuala Lumpur (AFP) – A Malaysian woman has reportedly been cleared of murdering her Indonesian maid, who was allegedly tortured and forced to sleep outside with a dog, with activists o
Jakarta's representative in Penang is demanding answers after a harrowing case involving the death of an Indonesian domestic helper, Adelina Jerima Sau, was dropped by the courts.
April 21, 2019
Antara, Jakarta – The Indonesian Consulate in Tawau, Sabah State, stated that there were Indonesian citizens working for farms and refineries in Malaysia who were being paid unfair wag
April 9, 2019
In the recent televised debate between Indonesia's vice presidential candidates, Ma'ruf Amin and Sandiaga Uno, were asked about the threat of "dehumanisation" of the workforce in the f
March 30, 2019
Dian Septiari, Jakarta – Migrant CARE, a labor rights advocacy group, has called on presidential candidates Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and Prabowo Subianto to address the protection of Indon
March 20, 2019
Jakarta – Ride-hailing app taxi drivers have threatened to take to the street if their proposed fare of Rp 3,000 (21 US cents) per kilometer is rejected by the government, which plans
Jakarta – The Jakarta Police have detained 10 suspects in the hijacking of two tanker trucks owned by state-owned energy company PT Pertamina that were subsequently taken to a protest
March 18, 2019
Two Pertamina fuel tankers were hijacked in North Jakarta this morning by protesters who have now parked them in front of the State Palace in Central Jakarta and threatened to set them
Jakarta – Pertamina Tanker Truck Employees Union (SP-AMT) internal media team coordinator Chori explained that their aim in bringing the fuel tanker trucks to the State Palace in Jakar
March 14, 2019
The 2014 Presidential Election revealed the schisms among Indonesia's three main trade union confederations.
March 13, 2019
Muhammad Kurnianto, Jakarta – Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto said that Indonesia would need as many as 17 million workers in the digital economy sector in 2030.
March 12, 2019
Niniek Karmini – Relatives and neighbors of the Indonesian woman accused of killing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's estranged half brother in Malaysia are preparing an emotional welc
March 8, 2019
Dian Septiari, Jakarta – Female legislative candidates from the Jakarta II electoral district, which covers Central Jakarta, South Jakarta and overseas voters, pledged support for the
February 17, 2019
Jakarta (Antara) – Indonesia's steel industry would need an additional 15 thousand workers to reach its production target of 10 million tons by 2025, Industry Minister Airlangga Hartar
February 9, 2019
Jakarta – For exactly four days scores of former PT Freeport Indonesia employees have been camped out opposite the State Palace in Central Jakarta.