Indonesia Underscores Importance of Human-Centered Recovery from Covid-19 Crisis

    Wahyu Dwi Anggoro - 14 June 2021 16:08 WIB
    Indonesia Underscores Importance of Human-Centered Recovery from Covid-19 Crisis
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    ?Jakarta: The importance of human-centered recovery from covid-19, the availability and equitable access to covid-19 vaccine for workers, and Law no. 11/2020 on Job Creation are three major focuses of the statement of the representative of the Indonesian Government, Workers and Employers in the General Debate session of the 109th International Labour Conference (ILC) from June 7-19.

    As the first speaker at the Debate, the Minister of Manpower of the Republic of Indonesia, Ida Fauziyah, highlighted the Government of Indonesia’s efforts to recover the world of work from the impact of the pandemic as well as the enactment of Law No.11/2020 on Job Creation. 


    "Indonesia has revitalised its Labour Law by the virtue of the Omnibus Law on Job Creation, with the aim of creating more jobs and raising foreign and domestic investments," she said in a press release on Sunday.

    Furthermore, Minister Fauziyah emphasized the importance of investment in key areas of decent and sustainable work, innovative social dialogue, and robust multilateralism to navigate the global future of work.

    In the same vein, the Chairman of the Indonesian Trade Union Confederation (Konfederasi Serikat Pekerja Seluruh Indonesia-KSPSI), Yorrys Raweyai, conveyed appreciation to the Government and Employers of Indonesia who have provided covid-19 vaccination for the workers without the expense of the workers. 

    Raweyai also updated the Conference on the recent enactment of Omnibus Law on Job Creation that aimed at simplifying procedures of doing business, overcoming overlapping regulations, and most importantly expanding employment opportunity. 

    Nevertheless, he emphasized that the Workers will continue to oversee the effectiveness of the implementation of this Law for the betterment of the Workers.

    Meanwhile, Aloysius Budi Santoso as the Chair of Workers and Social Protection Committee of APINDO (Asosiasi Pengusaha Indonesia) as well as the representative of Indonesian Employers also appreciated the Indonesian Government and Indonesian Chamber of Commerce (KADIN) who initiated Vaksin Gotong Royong (Collaborative Vaccine) program to ensure their workers’ equitable access to covid-19 vaccines. 

    Furthermore, on the Law no.11/2021 on Job Creation, Santoso underlined the comprehensive and inclusive consultation process between the Parliament, Government, Workers and Employers in its formulation. 

    The Omnibus Law encourages and facilitate SMEs to thrive and entice more foreign and domestic investment to create more quality and formal jobs.

    The International Labour Conference (ILC) is the highest decision-making body of the International Labour Organization (ILO) on matters related to world of work. 

    Often called an international Parliament of Labour, the ILC brings together Governments’, Workers’ and Employers’ representatives from 187 International Labour Organization (ILO) member countries every year.

    Due to the covid-19 Pandemic, the ILC was deferred last year.


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