BackgroundArticles 82 and 84 of Law number 13 of 2003 provided that female workers are entitled to take 6 weeks pre-natal and 6 weeks post-natal maternity leave, and to get her wages paid in full during those periods. According to the Law, such maternity cash benefits are under the employers’ responsibility, and not based on social insurance.
Draft Law on Mother and Child Welfare of December 2021 proposed extension of maternity leave from 3 months to at least 6 months for working mother. The proposed law does not have any provision on the obligation to pay the wages in full during the period.
The ILO has been requested by the Ministry of Manpower to provide inputs and facilitate discussions on the proposed draft law. In particular, regarding its linkage to economic productivity and investment attractiveness of the country, the protection of the rights of female workers in the workplace, and promotion of women’s participation in the labour market.
In response, the social protection programme of the ILO Country Office for Indonesia and Timor Leste and the Ministry of Manpower is organizing a government discussion on maternity protection in Indonesia.
ObjectiveThe main objective of the meeting is to contribute to policy discussions on reform options of maternity protection system among relevant government ministries and institutions in relation to the proposed draft law on mother and child protection.
More specifically, the meeting aims to:
- Discuss current conditions of maternity protection in Indonesia
- Present applicable international standards and practices in selected countries
- Discuss policy options that promotes protection of female workers, and Indonesia competitiveness and economic growth at the same time.
Expected participantsThis meeting is by invitation only. A maximum of 50 representatives of Ministry of Manpower, Ministry of Empowerment of Women and Child Protection, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Law and Human Rights, Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs, Executive Office of the President, and the Parliament are expected to participate in the meeting. The ILO Jakarta Social Protection Manager, ILO External Collaborator from Demographic Institute of the University of Indonesia will participate as presenter in the meeting.
- Michiko Miyamoto, ILO Country Director for Indonesia and Timor Leste
- Indah Anggoro Putri, Director General for Industrial Relations and Social Security, Ministry of Manpower
- Dianhadi Setyonaluri, Demographic Institute of the Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Indonesia (LD FEB UI)
- Ippei Tsuruga, Social Protection Programme Manager, ILO CO Jakarta
Moderator for panel discussion
- Retno Pratiwi, Director of Manpower Social Protection, Ministry of Manpower
- Dinar Titus Jogaswitani, Director of Employment Relations and Wages, Ministry of Manpower