The process of handling the provincial minimum wage deferral continues. Of 941 companies that filed to the governor, as many as 47 companies have been granted suspended UMP 2013.
Minister of Manpower and Transmigration Muhaimin Iskandar explained this in a meeting at the House of Representatives Commission IX at the Parliament Complex in Jakarta, Monday (01/21/2013). Meetings led by the Chairman of Commission IX of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle Rebekah Tjiptaning Parliament.
"The delay implementation of the provincial minimum wage (UMP) in 2013 under the authority of the governor's priorities for labor-intensive industries. This step takes place in order to keep production activities and no retrenchments (layoffs), "said Iskandar.
Employers complain that drastically increases UMP 2013. The highest increase of about 70 percent of the UMP in 2012 occurred in Bogor, West Java.
Bipartite agreement enterprise level to specific requirements in the suspension of the UMP in the labor-intensive industries. Muhaimin warned that union officials really realize the threat of layoffs in labor-intensive sectors.
Meanwhile, after the inauguration of the secretariat of the Council of Labor Workers Indonesia (MPBI) in Sarinah Building, Jakarta, several elite unions still opposing the suspension of the UMP. MPBI is an umbrella movement of the Confederation of All Indonesian Workers Union (KSPSI), Confederation of Indonesian Prosperity Trade Union (KSBSI), and the Confederation of Indonesian Trade Union (KSPI), and several other unions.
Who is also President of the Presidium MPBI KSPI Said Iqbal assess suspension UMP already politicized Indonesian Employers' Association and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) Indonesia.
Meanwhile, hundreds of employees of PT Tirta Happy Sukorejo, Pasuruan, East Java, on Monday (21/01/2013), strike policy rejected the company lowered revenue earnings bonus checks to employees. They assess the policy was not an employee welfare. The company reported lower bonuses to pay minimum wage.
"Employees continue to demand that the amount of bonus earnings are not lowered," said Achmad Sholeh, advocacy division coordinator Branch Board All Indonesian Workers Union (SPSI) Pasuruan, the employee's attorney.
Sholeh said that based on weekly wages that have been paid by the company, it appears that the amount of the value of the bonus turnover in 2013 was reduced by 50 percent. Currently, the company only pays USD 25 - USD 30 per unit per person or half of the previous bonus.