Antonia Timmerman, Jakarta – Bayu Edmiralda left the congestion of Jakarta seven months ago for the tropical delights of Bali, where he spends his day in a coworking space near his rent
Labour & Migrant Workers
January 22, 2021
January 18, 2021
Muhammad Hendartyo, Jakarta – The Indonesian Worker Union Confederation (KSPI) president Said Iqbal on Monday assured that union members will hold a protest in front of the Constitution
December 28, 2020
December 27, 2020
Antara, Jakarta – Law No. 11 of 2020 on job creation will guarantee that laid-off workers receive their severance pay, according to the Center of Reform on Economic (CORE).
Arlina Arshad, Singapore – When Indonesian Elen Retno Bunga Anggraeny moved to Singapore in 2017 to become a domestic helper, she had to work for six months without salary to pay off $3
December 17, 2020
Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – A coalition of NGOs has documented rampant labor abuses in five oil palm plantations in Indonesia, the world's biggest producer and exporter of the commodi
December 16, 2020
Fathin Ungku, Bernadette Christina, Singapore/Jakarta – Violent protests by hundreds of workers at one of Indonesia's biggest nickel smelters on Sulawesi island operated by PT Virtue Dr
December 15, 2020
Budiarti Utami Putri, Jakarta – The Indonesian Workers Union Confederation (KSPI) said international labor organizations supported its struggle against Law No.
December 4, 2020
Antara, Jakarta – The All-Indonesia Workers Union Confederation (KSPSI) and Indika Foundation are channelling 5000 sacks of rice weighing five kilograms each to workers who have been la
November 17, 2020
Jakarta – Malaysian authorities along with officials from the Indonesian Consulate General in Kuching, Sarawak, rescued eight Indonesian migrant workers who were held captive by their r
November 14, 2020
Alya Nurbaiti, Jakarta – Journalists have called on fellow reporters and media workers to band together and form unions to stand up for their rights and welfare, especially during the C
November 11, 2020
Rizki Fachriansyah, Jakarta – The first two of weeks of working remotely was professional bliss for Yesiska Putri, a 24-year-old project supervisor at a digital technology firm in Jakar
November 7, 2020
Jakarta – The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted established workplace cultures, with many companies requiring their employees to work from home via various digital platforms to comply wit
November 5, 2020
Adrian Wail Akhlas, Jakarta – Indonesia's open unemployment rate has surged to its highest level since 2011, with the pandemic causing some 2.67 million people to lose their jobs, Stati
November 4, 2020
Riska Rahman, Jakarta – The Indonesian Employers Association (Apindo) has defended a government circular instructing regions to leave their minimum wages unchanged in 2021, arguing that
November 3, 2020
Andra Nasrie – President Joko Widodo yesterday signed the hugely controversial Job Creation Law, thus removing numerous bureaucratic barriers to foreign recruitment in the country.
Thresa Sandra Desfika, Farouk Arnaz, Jakarta – The Confederation of Indonesian Workers' Unions, or KSPI, has filed a judicial review on the 2020 Law about Job Creation to the Constituti
Jakarta – The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented business disruption, forcing many companies to cut workers.
November 2, 2020
Edna Tarigan, Jakarta – Thousands of workers in Indonesia on Monday continued their protests against the country's new jobs law that critics say will erode labor rights and weaken envir
Jakarta – Protests against the Job Creation Law have entered their fifth week in Jakarta as workers stage yet another rally near the Presidential Palace in Central Jakarta to voice thei
November 1, 2020
Jakarta – Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo has announced that his administration will raise the provincial minimum wage for 2021 by 3.27 percent, despite the Manpower Ministry's dir
Tri Indah Oktavianti, Jakarta – Thousands of workers grouped under several labor confederations are set to stage another round of nationwide protests against the controversial omnibus l
October 30, 2020
Ghina Ghaliya, Jakarta – Labor unions have lambasted Manpower Minister Ida Fauziyah for leaving the minimum wage unchanged for 2021, accusing her of siding with businesses over workers.
October 27, 2020
Francisca Christy Rosana, Jakarta – Flag-carrier Garuda Indonesia President Director, Irfan Setiaputra on Tuesday announced that the firm will layoff 700 employees on November 1, 2020,
Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – Labor unions were protesting over the decision of Manpower Minister Ida Fauziyah to not raise the minimum wage in 2021.