Jakarta – Spending the past seven months mostly at home because of the COVID-19 pandemic, some people with the ability to find financial opportunities have turned the unlikely situation
Labour & Migrant Workers
October 12, 2020
October 10, 2020
Jakarta (VNA) – A recent survey conducted by Jobstreet Indonesia showed that 35 percent of workers in the country had been laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while 19 percent had be
October 9, 2020
Ben McGrath – Workers and young people are protesting this week across Indonesia against a bill rushed through parliament on October 5 that deepens the government's attack on working co
October 8, 2020
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – The government has clarified several issues regarding the controversial Job Creation Law, saying that workers' rights remain protected.
Caesar Akbar, Jakarta – The Indonesian Worker Union Confederation (KSPI) President Said Iqbal confirmed that his side along with 32 other labor union federations and confederations woul
October 7, 2020
Ivany Atina Arbi, Jakarta – Global union federations have urged President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to repeal the recently passed omnibus law on job creation, which they say undermines labor
October 6, 2020
M Julnis Firmansyah, Jakarta – The National Police and the Indonesian Military (TNI) conducted patrols over meeting points of people planning to depart to Jakarta to protest against the
Jakarta – Labor unions and civil society organizations across the archipelago have staged nationwide protests and strikes to oppose the newly passed Job Creation Law, demanding the Hous
October 5, 2020
M Julnis Firmansyah, Jakarta – Jakarta Metro Jaya Police stated that they would not issue a permit for a series of demonstrations planned by workers against the Job Creation bill before
Jakarta – Police in Greater Jakarta have reportedly thwarted an attempt by workers to conduct a rally in front of the House of Representatives complex in Senayan, Jakarta, to protest th
October 4, 2020
Rizki Fachriansyah, Jakarta – Labor unions and civil rights groups are set to hold large-scale protests from Oct.
October 2, 2020
Joao da Cruz Cardoso – A crowd of young Timorese standing in front of the Portuguese Embassy in Dili has become a familiar sight in recent years.
September 30, 2020
Jakarta – The National Federation of Trade Unions (KSPN) says it has instructed its members to not take part in a national strike set to be held from Oct.
Nina Loasana, Jakarta – A recent study by the SMERU Research Institute, in cooperation with the Australia-Indonesia Partnership for Gender Equality And Women's Empowerment (MAMPU), reve
September 28, 2020
Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – Dozens of labor unions and confederations in Monday's press release declared that they have agreed to conduct a nationwide strike to reject the government's p
Jakarta (Reuters) – Indonesian trade unions threatened on Monday (Sept 28) to stage a national strike next month after a committee in Parliament agreed to move ahead with proposed labou
September 27, 2020
Achmad Nasrudin Yahya, Jakarta – Labour groups have criticised the House of Representatives (DPR) for holding a meeting to discuss labour related articles in the Draft Omnibus Law on Jo
Raquel Carvalho – Indonesian migrant workers will no longer be required to pay their own placement and training fees under new regulations being introduced by Jakarta in a move that has
September 25, 2020
An invisible workforce of millions of workers from some of Asia's poorest countries toil in the palm oil industry, many of them enduring various forms of exploitation, including child l
September 24, 2020
Ghoida Rahmah, Jakarta – The Center of Reform on Economics (CORE) Executive Director Mohammad Faisal explained that the ongoing downturn of business performance and economy potentially
September 16, 2020
Dzulfiqar Fathur Rahman, Jakarta – The preemployment card program's management team is putting on hold a plan to conduct in-person training to ensure the safety of recipients and instru
September 14, 2020
More than 73,000 people have been furloughed during the COVID-19 crisis in Bali, with another 2,500 having lost their jobs, as the fallout of the coronavirus outbreak continues to take
September 12, 2020
Jakarta – The Agency for the Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers (BP2MI) has thwarted an illegal dispatch of potential Indonesian migrant workers to Cambodia.
September 11, 2020
Jakarta – The Agency for the Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers (BP2MI) has repatriated 52 workers who were stranded without pay in Saudi Arabia, an official said on Thursday.
September 8, 2020
Jakarta – Thirteen nurses working at the West Sulawesi Regional General Hospital (RSUD) in Mamuju regency have said they were abruptly dismissed from their jobs and are still owed back