TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Thousands of labors from various workers union held a rally in Serang, Banten, by blockading the main road of Serang-Jakarta yesterday. The blockade was set in Ciujung toll booths and hampered the Serang-Jakarta traffic flow.
The protesting labors urges the Serang Regent to recommend the revision of 2014 City Minimum Wage (UMK) from Rp2,340,000 to be Rp2,442,000. "With only a small minimum wage amount, the labors are not prosperous enough," said the Chief of Indonesian Prosperous Workers Union (KSBSI) DPC of Serang, Amir Sanusi. After the blockade, they continued their rally to the Serang Regent Office.
Previously, Banten Governor Atut Chosiyah had already set the 2014 City Minimum Wage, but only to seven cities in Banten, which is Rp1.4 million to Rp2.4 million. Only one more city for the UMK to be set, and that is Serang. It has not being done yet because there have not been any recommendation from the Regent to the Provincial government about Serang's minimum wage.