TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Jakarta Deputy Governor Ahmad Riza Patria said that the Jakarta administration will refer to the minimum wage policy set by the central government, which announced that the provincial minimum wage (UMP) 2021 will not see a raise.
“The Jakarta provincial government was just informed about the central government’s policy and we will emulate that existing policy,” said Ahmad Riza Patria on Tuesday, October 27.
However, he acknowledges that workers have expressed otherwise and demands an increase in minimum wage which he said will be discussed further.
“We must respect the central government’s decision to not raise the UMP,” he said. “We will discuss it with the central government to make a decision based on several considerations.”
Previously reported, the Minister of Manpower released a circular under the letter 11/HK04/X/2020 which requests for no raise in the 2021 minimum wage.