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Original name: Udang-Udang Nomor 21 Tahun 2000 Tentang Serikat Pekerja/Serikat Buruh
Name: Law No. 21 of 2000 Concerning Trade Union/Labour Union.
Country: Indonesia
Subject(s): Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2000-08-04
Entry into force:
Published on: Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration-approved translation, 2000, 30 p.
ISN: IDN-2000-L-57553
Bibliography: Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration-approved translation, 2000, 30 p.
Major Labour Laws of Indonesia, 2005, Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration and International Labour Organisation, Jarkata, Indonesia, Second Edition, ISBN: 92-2-015838-8
Printed Separately, 2000, Unofficial English tranlsation, International Labour Organization PDF of Act in English PDF of Act in English
Act on-line in Indonesian Act on-line in Indonesian Badan Pengawasan Keuangan dan Pembangunan (Economic Development Supervisory Agency), Indonesia PDF PDF (consulted on 2011-02-21)
Abstract/Citation: Comprehensive legislation covering labour relations and trade unions. Chapter 3 addresses union formation, providing every worker with the right to form or become a union member. Chapter 4 governs membership and specifies, inter alia, that unions may not discriminate against potential members on the grounds of political allegiance, religion, ethnicity or sex. Chapter 5 covers notification and recording, obligating newly-established unions to notify the local manpower affairs agency of their creation and the agency, in turn, to issue a record number to the union. Chapter 6 establishes the rights and obligations of unions including, inter alia, rights to negotiate collective agreements, represent workers in industrial dispute settlements, and obligations to defend members from any violations of their rights as well as to improve the welfare of members and their families. Chapter 7 contains a ban on interference with workers' rights to organise and participate in union activities. It also establishes certain issues that all collective agreements must regulate, including the types of trade union activities that may be carried out during working hours. Chapters 8-10 address unions' finances and assets, dispute settlement and dissolution, respectively. Chapters 11 and 12 provide for inspection and investigation, as well as sanctions. Chapter 13 extends the rights of freedom of association and organisation to civil servants.
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