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KOMPAS.com – Indonesia’s President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has signed Government Regulation (PP) No. 36/2021 on Wages, which is one of the derivative regulations from Job Creation Law.

The newly-signed Government Regulation, among others, mentioned the minimum wages of workers.

In other news, Indonesia's House of Representatives Commission I, which oversees security and foreign affairs, is planning to visit Qatar from February 28 to March 6 amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Jokowi Signs New Govt Regulation on Wages

Indonesia’s President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has signed Government Regulation (PP) No. 36/2021 on Wages, which is one of the derivative regulations from Job Creation Law.
The newly-signed Government Regulation, among others, mentioned the minimum wages of workers.

“The minimum wage consists of (a) provincial minimum wages; and (b) regency or municipality minimum wages with certain conditions,” said Article 25 Paragraph one of Government Regulation Number 36/2021.

Article 25 Paragraph two stated that the minimum wage is based on economic and employment conditions. The economic and employment conditions include the variables of purchasing power parity, labor absorption rate, and average wages.

Meanwhile, minimum wages in regencies or municipalities will be determined by the regional economic growth or inflation.

“Data on economic growth, inflation, purchasing power parity, labor absorption rate, and average wages will be provided by the official statistic agency,” reads Article 25 Paragraph five.

Article 26 of Government Regulation No. 36/2021 mentioned that the adjustment of the minimum wages will be carried out annually. The wages are set at a certain amount depending on the minimum wage in any given region.

Prior to the newly-signed government regulation, the provision regarding wages as stipulated in the previous Government Regulation No. 78/2015.

Source: https://nasional.kompas.com/read/2021/02/21/20023021/jokowi-teken-pp-atur-formulasi-penetapan-upah-minimum-buruh.

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