Indonesian migrant workers

Providing information to outgoing Indonesian migrant workers

It is apparent that lack of information is an important factor in the various problems faced by Indonesian overseas migrant workers. Indonesia is not alone, other countries that send migrant workers overseas are facing the same problems.

International experience indicates that there are two distinct moments in time when different kinds of information are required: (a) pre-migration information (when a person contemplates taking the decision to migrate abroad and is faced with many uncertainties); and (b) pre-departure orientation (when a person has signed an employment contract and is about to go abroad). In between there is a crucial moment when he/she is confronted with an employment contract that he/she would find difficult to understand the implications of. To obtain correct information is the right of every worker.