Gajimu Garment Newsletter
March/April 2020
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Omnibus Bill on Job Creation Not Profitable for Indonesian Workers

In order to improve Indonesia's investment ecosystem and competitiveness, especially in the face of uncertainty and a slowdown in the global economy, the Indonesian government is preparing the Omnibus Bill on Job Creation. However, this bill, that should replace Labor Law No. 13 (2003), is considered to be detrimental to workers. For example, the Omnibus Bill on Job Creation can eliminate the statutory minimum wage, as it regulates work flexibility and hourly wages.
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Coronavirus Outbreak Postpones Socialization in Garment Factories

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Indonesian government strongly recommends social distancing and working from home. This affects the third wave of Decent Work Check surveys in garment factories. The program's socialization, which should have been carried out this March, has been postponed until early April.

Decent Work Check - March 2020

Decent Work Check survey intakes in 2020:

48 Online Surveys

At present, Gajimu does not collect face-to-face survey data due to the coronavirus. Face-to-face data collection will be carried out again in April 2020.
Factories Update

Factory Count up to January 2020

  • 140 garment factories have been surveyed
  • 13 factories have conducted a second wave of surveys
  • 124 factory info pages are available on Gajimu Garment
  • 10 factories requested that survey results will not be published online
  • 5,707 valid Decent Work Check surveys are collected
  • 25 factories agreed to improve working conditions
  • 5 surveyed factories have closed down
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COVID-19 Pandemic in Indonesia:

What are the Workers' Rights Regarding Sick Leave, Occupational Safety and Health, or Social Security?

The COVID-19 pandemic poses a challenge for employers and workers. Be aware of the rights of workers, so that they can fall back on them if necessary.

Gajimu Data Academy

Finally, the long-awaited Gajimu Data Academy training has taken place. The class ran from 9 until 12 March 2020 in Jakarta. Participants were Gajimu interviewers who will carry out the third wave of the Factory surveys and Decent Work Check surveys in the garment, textile and footwear manufacturing sectors. Lessons were divided into 8 modules, such as Basic Labour Law and Preparation for the Decent Work Check. Gajimu Data Academy works closely together with TURC (Trade Union Rights Centre), a non-profit organization focused on advocacy and training for trade unions in Indonesia.
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