Indonesian House Passes Jobs Creation Law

The Indonesian house of representatives passed the controversial jobs creation emergency law, Tuesday (21/3/2023). A bill that the government claims will help draw more investments into Indonesia.

The jobs creation emergency law has however, drawn criticism from many. Members of the PKS Party walked out of the plenary hearing, as the law was being passed.

Labor unions also strongly oppose it arguing it contains many articles that do not benefit workers. The articles on minimum wages for example, do not clarify what indexes can determine the value of minimum wages in each respective region, raising concerns over inaccurate calculations of minimum wages.

But in response, the Indonesian Government argue that the emergency law will help draw in more investors into Indonesia by providing more legal certainties on the business ecosystem. The government have created a special task force, that will explain the jobs creation law to the public.