Press Conference on Media Competition and Award regarding COVID-19 and Occupational Safety and Health

The press conference announces journalistic competition and award on OSH and COVID-19-related issues in the context of Indonesia

The COVID-19 pandemic has been leaving a significant impact on the Indonesian labour market. According to the Statistic Bureau of Indonesia (BPS), the COVID-19 pandemic has affected over 29 million workers in Indonesia as of August 2020, adding to the existing pool of about seven million jobseekers that face significant difficulties in finding a job. While the development of vaccination gives hope, a labour market recovery tends to lag behind an economic recovery. Thus, the number of workers and their families who are affected by the pandemic is likely to stay at a high level throughout 2021 and during the first half of 2022. It is therefore urgent to save and create jobs. Business continuity and safety at workplaces are vital to this goal.


Opening remarks
Ida Fauziyah, Manpower Minister, Kazuhiko Shimizu, Economics Counsellor at the Embassy of Japan in Indonesia, Kazutoshi Chatani, ILO's Employment Specialist and Sasmito, Chair of AJI Indonesia

Panel discussion

Haiyani Rumondang, Director General of Labour Inspection and Occupational Safety and Health of the Ministry of Manpower

Dr. Eddy, (MS (OH), Chairman of Indonesian Medical Association for Occupational Health (IDKI)

Abdul Hakim, Project Coordinator of the ILO's Enhancing the Prevention of COVID-19 at and through Workplaces

Reti Sudarto, Programme Coordinator for the Elimination of Violence at Workplace of ILO Jakarta

Sasmito, Chair of the Alliance of Indonesian Journalist (AJI) Indonesia

Ezra Sihite, AJI Indonesia