Union Perspective on Jamsostek

The Jakarta Post has this article on the shortcomings of Jamsostek, the Indonesian social security system that up until now covers a fraction of the workforce.  Here’s their quote from labor representatives:

Labor unions have lambasted the government and employers for their lack of willingness to protect workers, saying that under the 1945 Constitution and 2004 National Social Security System Law, both the government and employers have to put money into the programs to protect workers and that sanctions must be imposed on employers who violate the 1992 law.

“Many employers have registered only a part of their work force or reported only a fraction of their employees monthly salaries to reduce the amount they have to pay into the program,” said Bambang Wirahyoso, chairman of the National Workers Union (SPN).

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