Promoting jobs, protecting people
Database of national labour, social security and related human rights legislation

Indonesia >

Name: Law on Manpower Affairs (No. 25 of 1997).
Country: Indonesia
Subject(s): Labour codes, general labour and employment acts
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1997-10-03
Entry into force:
Published on: Business News (the Act is published in installments in 6 issues), 1997-11, Nos. 6078-6088, ISSN: 1410-2579
ISN: IDN-1997-L-48383
Bibliography: Business News (the Act is published in installments in 6 issues), 1997-11, Nos. 6078-6088, ISSN: 1410-2579
Abstract/Citation: Comprehensive legislation on human resources development and labour relations. Manpower development shall be based on the principle of "Pancasila" and shall guarantee equal opportunities and treatment (ss. 5,6). The government shall draw up plans on manpower development and collect relevant information. Chapter V covers employment relationships, including matters related to labour contracts, probation period, and termination of contract. Chapter VI contains susbtantive provisions on industrial relations, which shall be based on the "treatment of workers as human beings on the basis of equal partnership...." Part II of the Chapter provides for the right to establish trade unions and prohibits interference in such activities by employers. Unions shall be registered with the government. This Chapter also provides for employers' organization, a Bipartite Cooperation Institute, and a Tripartite Cooperation Institute. Companies which are not subject to a collective agreement shall draw up "corporate regulations" which shall provide for rights of employers and workers, working requirements, and conduct of the company. Part 7 of this chapter regards collective labour agreements. Part 8 covers industrial disputes and provides for settlement through mediation, arbitration, or through an Industrial Dispute Settlement Institute (s. 71). S. 74 provides for the right to strike; s. 76 limits such action to the company concerned. Employers have the right to conduct a lock-out. Ss. 85-88 cover termination of employment. Chapter VII covers protection, wages, and welfare. Prohibits the employment of children, and provides minimum protection standards for children who are employed under special circumstances. Prohibits employment of young workers and women in underground mines and workplaces which endanger their health or "decency". Provides for hours of work, rest times, and overtime, maternity protection, special rest periods for female workers, minimum wage, and protection in the event of company bakruptcy. Chapter VIII covers job training and apprenticeships, Chapter IX regards manpower placement services; Chapter X regards expatriate manpower; and Chapter XI employment in the informal sector. Chapters XII-XV regard human resources development and administrative matters.
Repealing text(s):
Implementing text(s):

© Copyright and permissions 1996-2014 International Labour Organization (ILO) | Privacy policy | Disclaimer