What has been done:The enabling environment for sustainable enterprises in Indonesia surveyed workers’ perceptions on enabling environment for sustainable enterprises as to enable trade unions to contribute to the context of the enabling environment for sustainable enterprises. As such the process leading to the report built on providing training to the trade unions in research methods and survey techniques; building the capacity of the trade unions to undertake evidence based policy making; carrying out a field survey; providing a research report with consolidated information on statistical data and workers’ perceptions on the conditions of the enabling environment in Indonesia; and providing trade unionists with training in advocacy and lobbying techniques in the context of policy dialogues in enabling environment for sustainable enterprises.
The Survey and its sample:The survey was administered by members of trade unions affiliated to four union confederations as part of a union capacity building programme. Prior to undertaking the survey, a four-day training was organized for the enumerators by AKATIGA (survey consultant) in September 2011. The training session was attended by four participants from each confederation.
The survey was administered to 216 workers at seven enterprises – 3 garment companies, 2 electronic companies and 2 automotive companies in the Jabodetabek area. The respondents were evenly distributed in the three sectors. A purposive sampling technique was adopted by the survey. In addition to being sector-based, this survey was also based on samples taken according to the worker's involvement in trade union activities, under the assumption that this factor would affect the worker’s perception. The majority of respondents (86 per cent) in the survey were permanent workers, 64 per cent of them had been employed at their respective companies for over 10 years. 93 per cent of the respondents were union members.