"Moreover, the new law also introduces more protections for unemployed workers such as compensation funds," the minister said here on Wednesday.
The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR) passed the Job Creation Bill into law during a plenary session on Monday evening. The plenary session was led by DPR Deputy Speaker Azis Syamsuddin.
The newly passed bill was supported by almost all parties in the parliament. Only Democratic Party and the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) opposed the passing of the bill.
Meanwhile, many labor unions, including the Indonesian Worker Union Confederation (KSPI), strongly opposed the newly passed bill. According to KSPI Chairman Said Iqbal, the new law will harm the livelihoods of workers in Indonesia.
Since monday, workers and activists have been conducting protests to demand the revocation of the newly-passed bill. Earlier this week, labor unions announced a three-day nationwide strike that will be held until Thursday.