Labors Demand to Meet Jokowi Regarding UMP  

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    Labors in demonstration

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Jakarta Wage Council meeting to discuss provincial minimum wage (UMP) yesterday has been postponed and scheduled to be held today.

    Jakarta Manpower Agency Chief Priyono said the meeting has been postponed since most of the labors' representatives were absent at the forum yesterday. "There was only one person from the labors," Priyono said.

    The meeting was held at 10:00 on the ground floor of Block G, City Hall, Central Jakarta. Asrial Chaniago, Indonesian Employers Association (Apindo) said a decision must be made today since Governor Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo must sign the Jakarta UMP meeting result.

    Around 15:00 yesterday, Heru Budi Hartono, the head of the Foreign Cooperation and Regional Leaders Bureau welcomed a number of labors' representatives. After the meeting, Secretary General of Jakarta Labor Forum Muhammad Toha said the meeting should be held after the labors' representatives have met Jokowi.

    "There mustn’t be any meeting this week, until we meet and discuss with Mr. Governor," Toha said. The reason is to enable all labors to voice their concerns regarding the demand.