Dzulfiqar Fathur Rahman, Jakarta – The government will resume the preemployment card program on Saturday and prioritize people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic after the program had b
Labour & Migrant Workers
August 8, 2020
August 5, 2020
Jakarta – The Labour Movement with the People (Gebrak) Alliance, which is made up of labour, farmer, student and women's organisations, will again take to the streets on August 14-16 d
August 4, 2020
Marchio Irfan Gorbiano, Jakarta – Critics have decried the government's recent decision to lift a ban on the recruitment and placement of Indonesian migrant workers, which was suspende
August 3, 2020
Ghina Ghaliya, Jakarta – The House of Representatives may not conclude the deliberation of the omnibus bill on job creation in August as it is still working through problems, including
August 2, 2020
Jakarta – The Manpower Ministry has announced that it will reopen recruitment and placement of Indonesian migrant workers in a bid to strengthen the country's economy amid the COVID-19
July 31, 2020
Budi Sutrisno, Jakarta – Plan International Indonesia Foundation (Plan Indonesia) has called on the government to improve its multi-stakeholder efforts in combating exploitative practi
July 29, 2020
Dzulfiqar Fathur Rahman, Jakarta – With Indonesia's low worker productivity standing as a barrier to investment, some businesspeople are expecting a proposed wage scheme in the governm
Jakarta (Bloomberg) – Indonesia's decision to bring in hundreds of Chinese workers for multi-billion dollar nickel and stainless steel projects amid the coronavirus pandemic has drawn
July 28, 2020
Dzulfiqar Fathur Rahman, Jakarta – The management of the preemployment card program is planning to increase the admission intake for future registration batches to make up for the temp
July 27, 2020
Batam, Indonesia – Indonesian police have charged four more people in connection with the alleged torturing to death of an Indonesian crew member found in a freezer aboard a Chinese fi
Ghina Ghaliya and Dzulfiqar Fathur Rahman, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has issued a presidential regulation (Perpres) on remuneration for the directors of the preemploymen
July 26, 2020
Max Walden and Sastra Wijaya – While Malaysia managed to flatten its COVID-19 curve with a strict stay-at-home order, a slowed economy has seen many migrant workers from neighbouring I
July 23, 2020
Jakarta – The South Sumatra Ombudsman has declared Ogan Ilir Regent Ilyas Panji Alam's dismissal of 109 medical workers from the Ogan Ilir Regional General Hospital (RSUD) a "maladmini
July 21, 2020
Jakarta – Police in Indonesia have charged three recruiting agency bosses over the torture death of an Indonesian crew member found in a freezer aboard a Chinese fishing vessel, an off
July 17, 2020
Ghina Ghaliya, Jakarta – After receiving praise for including the domestic workers' protection bill in this year's National Legislation Program (Prolegnas) list, the House of Represent
July 16, 2020
Amy Chew – Indonesian students on the country's eastern island of Sulawesi have kept up their protests against mainland Chinese workers, demonstrating late into Tuesday night against w
Tri Indah Oktavianti, Jakarta – Labor groups and activists are planning to take to the streets to protest the omnibus bill on job creation, which is currently under deliberation at the
Jakarta – Six labor unions have maintained their pledge to join the government in the deliberation of the omnibus bill on job creation, which is expected to be completed in August.
July 15, 2020
Francisca Christy, Jakarta – As many as 400 Garuda Indonesia employees have accepted the company's offer to take early retirement.
July 13, 2020
Eisya A. Eloksari, Jakarta – Indonesia will conduct a worker-exchange program with Australia to boost its human resources.
July 10, 2020
Kumparan, an online media based in Jakarta sacked almost 100 media workers on the basis of decreases revenue from the Covid-19 outbreak.
July 9, 2020
Ghina Ghaliya, Jakarta – The government will temporarily turn its preemployment card program, which included a mix of social assistance and up-skilling for laid off workers affected by
July 8, 2020
Carlos Roy Fajarta, Markus Junianto Sihaloho, Jakarta – More than 42,000 Indonesian migrant workers have arrived in Greater Jakarta via Soekarno-Hatta Airport and Tanjung Priok Port as
Dyaning Pangestika, Jakarta – Almost 15,000 workers have been laid off because of the COVID-19 pandemic in Tangerang, Banten, Tangerang Regent Ahmed Zaki Iskandar has stated.
July 7, 2020
Francisca Christy Rosana, Jakarta – Garuda Indonesia (IDX: GIAA) CEO Irfan Setiaputra reported that at least 300 employees have taken early retirement as of today, July 7.