The 2014 Presidential Election revealed the schisms among Indonesia's three main trade union confederations.
Labour & Migrant Workers
March 14, 2019
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.
February 7, 2019
Rachmadea Aisyah, Jakarta – The government will work together with its Australian counterpart to address employment and labor force issues, as Indonesia's demographics could pose chall
February 6, 2019
Jakarta – Presidential hopeful Prabowo Subianto says he is deeply moved by the support given to him by the Indonesian Metal Trade Workers Federation (FSPMI) in the 2019 presidential el
Jakarta – The Indonesian Employers Association (Apindo) called for the government to incentivize enterprises which will help bolster the number of collective labor agreement (CLA).
January 31, 2019
Jakarta – Retailers are strongly protesting Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan's decision to increase the minimum wage for retail workers to Rp 4.29 million (US$306.28) per month, higher
January 13, 2019
Jakarta (Antara) – Director General of Manpower Placement Development and Expansion of Employment Opportunities of the Ministry of Manpower Maruli Apul Hasoloan said the number of Fore
January 4, 2019
Ivany Atina Arbi, Jakarta – Indonesia, with the help of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Canadian government, has poured funding into polytechnic institutions to increase the n
Jakarta – Indonesia will temporarily stop sending students to universities in Taiwan, the foreign ministry said on Friday, after it asked Taipei to investigate media reports that up to
January 3, 2019
Dian Septiari and Agnes Anya, Jakarta – The government has asked Taiwanese authorities to explain allegations of forced labor involving Indonesian students enrolled in its New Southbou
December 28, 2018
Agnes Anya, Jakarta – The year 2018 was supposed to be the year of achievement for Indonesia's push for greater citizen protection abroad, a key policy priority under Foreign Minister R
December 18, 2018
Konradus Epa, Jakarta – Tri Puspital's life changed dramatically when mining firm Freeport McMoRan Indonesia "fired" him and 8,000 other workers from its Grasberg mine in Timika, Papua,
December 13, 2018
The stranger showed up at the girl's door one night with a tantalising job offer: Give up your world, and I will give you a future.
December 8, 2018
Jakarta – Hundreds of workers from the Confederation of United Indonesian Workers (KPBI) held a protest march on Saturday December 8 from the Farmers Monument in Central Jakarta to the
November 25, 2018
Jakarta, CNN Indonesia – The Confederation of United Indonesian Workers (KPBI) says annual minimum wage increases under the President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo administration has continued t
November 23, 2018
Jakarta – The West Java administration has set the 2019 minimum wage for Depok (UMK) at Rp 3.8 million (US$261) per month, as stipulated in Gubernatorial Decree No.
November 19, 2018
Bahtiar Rifa'i, Serang – The Serang city district police (Polres) and the Banten regional police (Polda), with assistance from the TNI (Indonesian military), have blocked workers from v
Mochamad Solehudin, Bandung – Thousands of workers from several different trade unions have rallied at the Gedung Sate building in the West Java provincial capital of Bandung demanding
November 14, 2018
Jakarta – Twenty-one companies will relocate their factories from Karawang, West Java to other regions on account of next year's minimum wage increase, an official has said.
November 9, 2018
Jakarta – The National Development Planning minister said on Thursday that about 9.4 million jobs had been created under the leadership of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, of which 2.99
Nadia Hamid – The Oct.