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May 23, 2020

Jakarta Post - May 23, 2020

News Desk, Jakarta – Ogan Ilir Regent Ilyas Panji Alam has dismissed 109 medical workers at the Ogan Ilir Regional General Hospital (RSUD) in South Sumatra for striking over safety and

May 19, 2020

Jakarta Post - May 19, 2020

Budi Sutrisno, Jakarta – The Trade Union Rights Centre (TURC) is calling on the government to reallocate its funding for the preemployment training program as cash assistance while pus

May 16, 2020

Jakarta Post - May 16, 2020

Alya Nurbaiti, Jakarta – Hundreds of Indonesian migrant workers recently returning to the country gathered in a crowd outside the Kemayoran Athletes Village makeshift hospital for COVI

May 15, 2020

May 14, 2020

Jakarta Post - May 14, 2020

Apriza Pinandita, Jakarta – Malaysian authorities arrested more than 1,300 undocumented migrants, including 421 Indonesian citizens, in a raid on Monday.

May 13, 2020

Jakarta Post - May 13, 2020

Apriadi Gunawan, Medan – The mourning family of EP, an Indonesian crew member of a Chinese fishing vessel who died after receiving treatment in South Korea, has called on the governmen

May 12, 2020

Jakarta Post - May 12, 2020

Jakarta – The government is set to allow people under 45 years old to work outside their homes so as to prevent more people from being laid off amid mobility restrictions in place to c

Jakarta Post - May 12, 2020

Jakarta – The government has suspended entry for foreign workers during the COVID-19 outbreak following reports that hundreds of Chinese workers have tried to enter Southeast Sulawesi.

May 10, 2020

Jakarta Post - May 10, 2020

Made Anthony Iswara, Jakarta – A recent Manpower Ministry circular on holiday bonuses (THR) may violate workers' rights as it gives grounds for businesses to defer bonus payments, crit

Jakarta Post - May 10, 2020

Dian Septiari, Jakarta – A viral video showing the burial at sea of an Indonesian crew member who allegedly endured poor working conditions aboard a Chinese fishing vessel has exposed

May 9, 2020

Straits Times - May 9, 2020

Jeffrey Hutton, Jakarta – The first round of layoffs came in March and involved 476 trainees who had been readying themselves for work at Nike supplier Victory Chingluh in the Tangeran

South China Morning Post - May 9, 2020

Rising job losses and persistent xenophobia over the origins of the coronavirus are leading to growing resentment against Chinese migrant workers in Indonesia.

May 8, 2020

Jakarta Post - May 8, 2020

Rizki Fachriansyah, Jakarta – The Confederation of Indonesian Trade Unions (KSPI) has spoken out against a circular issued by the Manpower Ministry that would purportedly allow employe

Mongabay - May 8, 2020

Febriana Firdaus – Thousands of workers at the world's largest copper and gold mine, run by U.S.-based Freeport McMoRan in the Indonesian province of Papua, have been instructed to rem

May 5, 2020

Jakarta Post - May 5, 2020

Apriza Pinandita, Jakarta – Migrant Care called on the Indonesian government on Monday to avoid a heavy-handed approach to health security toward repatriating Indonesian migrant worker

Jakarta Post - May 5, 2020

Adrian Wail Akhlas, Jakarta – The number of unemployed people across the country increased slightly to 6.88 million in February, Statistics Indonesia (BPS) data reveals, although this

Jakarta Post - May 5, 2020

Dzulfiqar Fathur Rahman, Jakarta – The government's new preemployment card program, a mix of cash aid and training subsidy for unemployed workers, needs to be converted to full-fledged

May 3, 2020

Jakarta Post - May 3, 2020

Marchio Irfan Gorbiano and Ghina Ghaliya, Jakarta – As COVID-19 arrests most industry activity and disrupts global supply chains, millions of Indonesian laborers face a greater risk of

Reuters - May 3, 2020

Jakarta – Police in Indonesia's North Maluku province have arrested eight people linked to a workers' demonstration that turned violent at a nickel project run by France's Eramet and C

Jakarta Globe - May 3, 2020

Beritasatu, Jakarta – Authorities in the Indonesian city of Surabaya have ordered more than 500 factory workers employed by tobacco giant Philip Morris to self-isolate after two of the

May 2, 2020

Malay Mail - May 2, 2020

Soo Wern Jun, Kuala Lumpur – With the Raja Bot market ordered to shut on April 28, many migrant workers who earn a living there have been left with insufficient funds to see them throu

May 1, 2020

Jakarta Post - May 1, 2020

Ghina Ghaliya, Jakarta – A coalition of three major labor unions in the country calling itself the Indonesian Labor Workers Assembly (MPBI) is preparing to organize May Day digital str

April 30, 2020

Jakarta Post - April 30, 2020

Prima Wirayani, Jakarta – In the good times, businesspeople, government officials and even international institutions have slammed Indonesia's labor legislation, calling it rigid and a

Jakarta Post - April 30, 2020

Around 110,000 eligible recipients of the preemployment card, a government-funded unemployment benefit and skill training program, have completed their courses, entitling them to recei