Indonesia prioritises more inclusive workplaces

Ensuring workers’ rights is key to building inclusive and safe work environments in a recovering world of work, says Vice President Ma’ruf Amin.
By: | September 19, 2022

Speaking virtually at the G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting (LEMM), Amin said, “The global recovery in the world of work is oriented towards humans or workers. This can be realised through at least four steps.”

The first step is to create an inclusive and safe work environment for workers. The next step is to strengthen workers’ social protection. The third step is to nourish workers’ capabilities in terms of innovation and digital literacy. And the fourth is to increase competitiveness through continuous skilling, reskilling, and upskilling.

In Indonesia, these efforts have been realised through the National Economic Recovery (PEN) Programme, which has covered the wage subsidy programme, the Pre-Employment Card Programme, micro business productive assistance, and the Labour Intensive Programme at ministries/institutions and local governments, the Vice President said.

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The Indonesian government is targeting to bring 30 million micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) into the digital ecosystem by 2024, he added. “Indonesia continues to build community vocational training centres (BLK Komunitas) to meet the needs of vocational training with collaboration between the government, private sector/industry, and academicians or higher education institutions.”

In 2020, the total number of communities BLKs in the country reached 2,127, according to Antara.