16 Trade Unions Support Omnibus Law with Notes

Jakarta, CNN Indonesia –

Indonesian Trade Union Confederation (KSPI) Said Iqbal stated that a number of labor unions supported the President’s move Jokowi who want to facilitate investment. Moreover, the national economy has been shaken due to the corona virus pandemic (Covid-19).

Said Iqbal revealed this after discussing the labor cluster in the draft law all Law Cipta Kerja with 15 other labor unions and Panja Baleg DPR who are members of the Formulating Team at Hotel Mulia, Jakarta, Friday (21/8).

“Sincerely convey to the DPR so that it can be conveyed to the government, that we trade unions agree that investment should enter as soon as possible. Permits are made easier, barriers to investment are removed,” said Said.

“All the work of the bureaucrats and the local and central government supports President Jokowi’s steps to facilitate investment, especially after Covid-19,” he added.

Said said that so far the DPR has also accommodated the aspirations of the workers. One of them is by discussing the Employment cluster in the Ciptaker Omnibus Law Bill at Hotel Mulia on August 20-21. He appreciated this.

“I think our appreciation for the DPR, thank you. For us the DPR has worked to accommodate the aspirations of the people. It does not mean us under control under the DPR. Mutual respect, for a better Indonesia, “said Said.

However, there are a number of workers’ wishes that the DPR would like to accommodate in the next discussion at the Legislative Body (Baleg) Working Committee (Panja) level.

President of the Confederation of Indonesian Workers Unions (KSPI) Said Iqbal said the union still hopes that the Employment Cluster will be excluded from the Work Creation Omnibus Law Bill (CNN Indonesia / Feri Agus Setyawan

Said said the union still hopes that the Labor Cluster will be excluded from the Ciptaker Omnibus Law Bill if possible. If not, then it is better not to change the substance of Law no. 13 of 2003 concerning Manpower.

“We hope Law No. 13 of 2003 is not changed at all,” said Said.

Said said the union also hopes that the rules regarding part-time workers, MSME industry workers, and workers in the start-up industry will be discussed further on another occasion. It needs to be discussed again because these matters have not been regulated in Law no. 13 of 2003.

At the same place, Deputy Speaker of the DPR, Sufmi Dasco Ahmad, said that there were 4 points of understanding that existed between the 16 labor unions and the DPR Baleg.

First, the Employment Cluster on the Omnibus Law Job Creation Bill will be based on the decisions of the Constitutional Court. There were eight decisions made by the Constitutional Court, namely regarding the Fixed Term Work Agreement (PKWT), wages, severance pay, employment relations, layoffs, settlement of industrial relations disputes, social security, and other materials related to the Constitutional Court decision.

Second, restoring labor criminal sanctions in the Omnibus Law Bill in accordance with Law no. 13 of 2003. Regulations on MSME and start-up industrial workers that have not been regulated in the Law will be further discussed to make additional regulations.

Deputy Chairman of the DPR, Sufmi Dasco Ahmad, conveyed that there were 4 understandings between his party and 16 labor unions regarding the workforce cluster in the Work Creation Omnibus Law Bill (CNN Indonesia / Patricia Diah Ayu Saraswati)

Third, regulations on labor relations that are more adaptive in industrial development will be included in the Omnibus Law on Job Creation and will be open to public input.

Fourth, the factions in the DPR will enter the points of desire of the labor unions in the problem inventory list (DIM). Later it will be discussed further at the DPR Baleg Panja meeting.

It is known that labor unions have repeatedly demonstrated to reject the Omnibus Law on Job Creation. However, last Tuesday (18/8), the DPR and 16 labor unions formed a Formulating Team to discuss the labor cluster in the Ciptaker Omnibus Law Bill which has been opposed by workers.

The formulating team then held a meeting on August 20-21 at Hotel Mulia Jakarta. The labor representatives who participated in the meeting were Said Iqbal (KSPI), Riden Hatam Azis (FSPMI), Joko Heriono (SPN), Mirah Sumirat (Indonesian Aspect), Sunandar (FSP KEP KSPI), Idris Idham (Farkes).

Then Hermanto Achmad (KSPSI), Jinto (FSP TSK KSPSI), R. Abdullah (FSP KEP KSPSI), Ali Mansur (FSP RTMM), Arif Minardi (FSP LEM KSPSI), Indra Munaswar (FSPI), Didi Supriadi (GURU). Then Abdul Hakim (PPMI), Tugino (FSP RTMM KSPSI), and Helmi Salim (FSP TSK KSPSI).

DPR Deputy Speaker Sufmi Dasco Ahmad said the meeting was held at Hotel Mulia because it was a holiday or outside of working hours. He made sure that the meeting did not use state money.

“You can check that we are not using the state budget, we are jointly preparing this place,” said Dasco in the Gerberra Room, Hotel Mulia, Senayan, Jakarta, Friday (21/8).

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