Manpower Ministry to Draft Improvement of Indonesian Migrant Workers Management
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Manpower Minister Ida Fauziyah stated that the government will soon draft the presidential instruction concerning the upstream-to-downstream improvement of Indonesian migrant workers' placement and protection.
"The president [Joko "Jokowi" Widodo] asks for a collaborative effort from the ministries and agencies in Indonesia. We will draft the presidential instruction to provide detailed responsibility of each ministry, agency, central government, and regional government," Ida said during a coordination meeting in Jakarta yesterday.
The presidential instruction will offer detailed responsibility, authority, and duty of each party to manage the placement and protection of Indonesian migrant workers. For example, the Foreign Ministry and the BP2MI include the recruitment agreement, visa, acceleration of migrant worker placement, migrant worker recruitment license, and government-to-government cooperation scheme regarding migrant workers.
Additionally, Ida said, the regional government from the provincial to village level is authorized to manage the distribution of information regarding the placement and protection of Indonesian migrant workers.
"Therefore, every affair is a collective responsibility between the ministry, agency, central government, and regional government," she added.
During the meeting, Ida mentioned that there are three main points instructed by Jokowi. First, upstream-to-downstream management evaluation, supervision of migrant worker placement, and easing the placement procedures.
The second instruction is the improvement of social security protection schemes before, during, and after the period of working. And lastly, the evaluation of regulations related to the placement and protection of Indonesian migrant workers.
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