Govt Drafts Regulation on Workers Annual Raise

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  • Indonesian workers shout slogans during a May Day rally in Jakarta (5/1). They carried banners bearing slogans such as no to privatization of state-owned companies, no to imperialism, no to cheap labor, no to price hikes, and demanding improvement in the publics welfare, among others. AP/Achmad Ibrahim

    Indonesian workers shout slogans during a May Day rally in Jakarta (5/1). They carried banners bearing slogans such as no to privatization of state-owned companies, no to imperialism, no to cheap labor, no to price hikes, and demanding improvement in the publics welfare, among others. AP/Achmad Ibrahim

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The government is drafting a new regulation on labor's wage. "We are preparing its draft," said Manpower and Transmigration Minister Hanif Dhakiri on Friday. 

    Hanif said the new law would regulate an annual raise for workers. "We're preparing the formula," said Hanif.

    The ministry is in talks for the formula with related parties, including entrepreneurs. "The formula will calculate the salary raise every year," said Hanif. 

    Hanif said he wanted to draw on May Day as a momentum to build ties with all stakeholders. "Building productive and healthy ties with fellow stakeholders," he said. 

    MITRA TARIGAN


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