As part of the process, a tripartite national Steering Committee is being established and a National Jobs Summit is being planned. The ILO is supporting these efforts through and by incorporating this work into the ongoing revision of the Indonesian Decent Work Country Programme.
Indonesian trade unions prepare for a national jobs pact
Four trade union confederations are actively participating in the process of formulating an Indonesian Jobs Pact and carefully studying its adaption to the specific needs of Indonesian workers. Union leaders have discussed the challenges lying ahead and prioritized actions to address these issues.
As a result, position papers were prepared and presented at a workshop on 27 March 2010, attended by over 50 union leaders, including high-level observers from state-owned enterprise unions, migrant workers’ unions, independent unions and a representative of the American Centre for International Labour Solidarity (ACILS).
Union leaders discussed a number of issues, including methods to increase employment opportunities and improve social protection. Workers expressed their concern about slow employment creation, the large informal economy, and insufficient social protection. A consensual outcome paper has been submitted to ITUC and ACTRAV for further consultation.
Employers show support for a national jobs pact
On 6 April 2010, the Employers' Association of Indonesia hosted a high-level meeting with board members from the National Management Board (DPN) and Chairmen and board members from the Provincial (DPP) and District Board (DPK) to discuss the Indonesian Jobs Pact and formulate their position. Representatives of ILO Jakarta, the Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration, and the National Development Planning Agency were also present. Participants called for a solid Indonesian Jobs Pact to include an improvement in the investment climate, as well as in education and training and enhanced efforts to increase the ratio of skilled workers on the labour market.
In anticipation of the next steps towards completion of the Indonesian Jobs Pact, tripartite working groups have been established. The Employers' Association is now finalizing a position paper on the national jobs pact, to be presented nationwide by the end of April 2010.
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