The Confederation of Trade Unions throughout Indonesia finally issued a Press Release regarding the growing issue of the Labor Strike in connection with the drafting of the Job Creation Bill which is currently hot.
The Press Release issued on September 30, 2020 was signed by the President and Secretary General of KSBSI, Elly Rosita Silaban and Dedy Hardianto.
In a Press Release received by Suara Tambang, he explained that he appreciated the government for accommodating the SP / SB proposal that was discussed on 10-23 July 2020.
Even though he was considered accommodating SP / SB input, he still found several problems which he considered crucial. Matters that are still considered crucial are the abolition of Article 59 in Law No.13 of 2003, whereas in discussions between the government, APINDO and sp / sb, both Apindo and SP / SB have agreed to maintain this article.
Furthermore, KSBSI highlighted the data submitted by the government regarding the number of contract workers which only amounted to 428,235 and the number of Out Sourcing companies 8,088, giving the impression that the elimination of article 59 of Law No.13 of 2003 did not cause a problem.
Furthermore, KSBSI considers that there are new problems that arise with the publication of amendments to the norms of amendments to the Job Training Institute (amendments to Articles 13 and 14 of Law No.13 / 2003),
After last night"s meeting (25/9) the government received rejection and criticism from the majority of factions against the labor cluster in the Draft Omnibus Law on Job Creation (RUU Ciptaker), the government again explained comprehensively about the workforce cluster proposed by the government.
This was conveyed by the Expert Staff for Regulation, Law Enforcement and Economic Resilience of the Coordinating Ministry for the Economy, Elen Setiadi in a meeting of the Working Committee (Panja) of the Ciptaker Bill at the DPR Legislation Body (Baleg) which was held at a 5 star hotel in Jakarta, Saturday (26 / 9/2020).
Elen explained, there are 7 substances of amendment to Law Number 13/2003 concerning Manpower in the Ciptaker Bill.
First, namely, the working time which, in the previous law, stipulated a rigid working time of 7 hours per day and 40 hours for 6 days and 8 hours per day and 40 hours for 5 working days.
PT Aneka Tambang Tbk (ANTM) is said to be managing Mount Emas in Papua called the Wabu Block, which is a former mining area managed by PT Freeport Indonesia.
Information from CNBC Indonesia sources shows that the potential gold reserves of Wabu Block, Papua are worth up to US $ 14 billion or around Rp. 207.2 trillion (assuming an exchange rate of Rp. 14,800 per US $).
The source also said a rough calculation, that the gold mine"s average margin was 30%. This means that Antam can get profits of up to Rp 62.16 trillion for managing this gold mine in Papua.
Minister of State-Owned Enterprises (BUMN), Erick Thohir, during a Working Meeting with Commission VI of the Indonesian Parliament on Tuesday (22/09/2020) said that his party had sent a letter to the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM), Arifin Tasrif, asking Antam can manage the former mining land managed by Freeport Indonesia, namely the Wabu Block.
According to Erick, this is necessary so that Antam does not only rely on the gold trading business, but also manages its own gold mine.
Moreover, he added, the number of Antam employees reached thousands, it would be a shame not to manage the mine it self.
"That"s why, yesterday we sent a letter to the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, as a state-owned company we hope that we will coordinate with the Head of BKPM so that the allocation that has been given by Freeport to the state will be prioritized to BUMN for the problem of gold management. , but also a gold mining company, "he said.
He regretted the large amount of gold resources owned by the country, but not managed by mining SOEs.
Photo: Antam"s Pongkor underground gold mine, West Java (Doc. Antam)
The government and the DPR RI Legislation Body are still discussing the Work Creation Omnibus Law Bill. Until now, the government and Baleg are still in the process of discussing the inventory of problems (DIM) or compiling the items in the draft law.
One of the DIMs discussed at the meeting between the government and Baleg on Monday (14/9/2020) was related to investment or investment in Indonesia.
Deputy for Investment Promotion at the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) Ikmal Lukman explained that Indonesia"s competitiveness is still inferior when compared to other countries in ASEAN.
According to Lukman, there are two factors that make RI"s competitiveness lower than other ASEAN countries, namely high land prices, relatively higher labor wages, and a large number of business fields closed to foreign investment.
Lukman explained, in terms of wages, Indonesia has a fairly high level when compared to four other ASEAN countries.
This makes investors reluctant to invest in Indonesia. Lukman detailed, in Indonesia the minimum wage per month reaches Rp. 3.93 million (US $ 279), then Malaysia with Rp. 3.89 million (US $ 268), Thailand and the Philippines with an average monthly minimum wage of Rp. 3.19 million (220 US dollars), and Vietnam 2.64 million rupiah (182 US dollars).
lllustration of salary, rupiah, severance pay, allowances (Shutterstock)
Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) Arifin Tasrif claims that increasing the added value or downstreaming of coal will be a priority for the use of coal as an energy source.
According to him, this is also part of coal conservation efforts. "Prioritizing domestic interests, one of which is through optimizing the use of low quality coal and efforts to downstream, are expected to become a new paradigm for the national mining industry," Arifin said online in a series of events for 30 years of Perhapi, Monday (14/9).
At least, there are currently four types of value added coal increases that are planned to be realized in the next few years.
First, coal upgrading. Arifin explained, the target of adding three coal upgrading facilities at PT. ZJG Resources Technology Indonesia in 2024, 2026 and 2028, with respective capacities of 1.5 million tons per year.
Second, coal gasification or the coal to Dimethyl Ether (DME) project. This project will be undertaken by a consortium of PT Bukit Asam Tbk (PTBA) which is planned to operate in 2024. "It will produce DME to substitute LPG," he explained.
ILLUSTRATION the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Arifin Tasrif
Wednesday, 9 September 2020, at around 11.00 WIB, hundreds of workers from the Confederation of Trade Unions throughout Indonesia held a demonstration in front of the Supreme Court (MA) building. Previously, this demonstration was held in front of the Central Jakarta Court Office. With urgent demands, the Central Jakarta District Court immediately revokes the blocking of the KSBSI account.
However, during the demonstration, the Central Jakarta District Court did not want to meet KSBSI for a dialogue. So that the KSBSI views the Chairman of the Central Jakarta District Court as a cowardly legal institution. Because they do not have the courage to meet workers to solve problems and be transparent.
Shortly holding a demonstration oration, the MA invited a dialogue with KSBSI representatives, including Elly Rosita Silaban (President of KSBSI) Rasmina Pakpahan (DEN KSBSI) Haris Manalu, Saut Pangaribuan, the KSBSI Legal Aid Institute (LBH) team, Carlos Rajagukguk (Chairman of FSB NIKEUBA KSBSI ), Ningsih BPK KSBSI, M. Horry Korwil KSBSI DKI Jakarta and Alson Naibaho Head of the Jakarta KAMIPARHO FSB Branch.
In discussing the dialogue, Abdullah of the MA Public Relations and Law Bureau welcomed the dialogue with KSBSI representatives and his party is ready to listen to the KSBSI problems with the Central Jakarta District Court. Regarding KSBSI"s insistence on the Central Jakarta District Court to immediately remove the blocking of KSBSI"s accounts, Abdullah promised that the Supreme Court was willing to resolve it so that there would be no more demonstrations.
When Indonesia was hit by the status of the Covid-19 pandemic, it turned out to have a huge impact on the countrys economy. Even companies in all sectors were forced to go out of business. For one reason, the lock down is enforced in all countries, causing business wheels to just run in place.
Like it or not, the entrepreneur strokes his chest, is forced to stop his business, then terminate his employment (PHK) and lay off his workers to this day. Including the coal mining sector, many companies also went bankrupt. This is because the price of coal shares is in freefall.
Riswan Lubis, Chairman of Mining and Energy Federation of the Confederation of Indonesian Trade Unions (FPE-KSBSI), does not deny that the impact of Corona has dragged down the business in the coal mining sector. The causes of this slump in the coal business were two problems.
"First, the UN has indeed made a policy to reduce coal production around the world, then the Covid-19 pandemic has added to the downturn. So that many workers in the coal mining sector lose their jobs, ”he said, during an interview, September 8, 2020.
Riswan continued, currently there are three members of the FPE KSBSI in East Kalimantan, including East Kutai, Kartanegara and Pasir, whose companies are currently doing layoffs and reduction. In the North Kalimantan region there are such as in Malinau.
PT Vale Indonesia Tbk (INCO) welcomed one new director and four commissioners after being appointed at the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders (EGMS) which was held this morning, Monday (7/9/2020). The addition of the five new figures is related to the entry of PT Inalum (Persero) or now known as the Mining Industry Indonesia (MIND ID) as the company"s shareholders.
President Director of Vale Indonesia Nicolas D. Kanter in his statement said that the shareholders approved the appointment of Adriansyah Chaniago as the new Vice President Director of the Company for the next three years.
This appointment is effective upon completion of the sale and purchase of shares between the controlling shareholder and the major shareholder and the prospective buyer in connection with the obligation to divest 20% of the Company"s shares, until the closing of the Company"s 2024 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders.
"There is an additional independent commissioner in the board of commissioners. This is due to the addition of commissioners from Inalum, a candidate for Vale"s shareholder," Nicolas said in a virtual press conference, Monday (7/9/2020).
The new director at this company, Adriansyah Chaniago, was previously an independent commissioner and chairman of the audit committee of PT Jasa Marga Tbk (JSMR). Since July 2020, he is a Commissioner of PT Samudra Energy.
The following is the composition of Vale"s board of directors from the effective date of appointment:
President Director : Nicolas D. Kanter Deputy President Director: Adriansyah Chaniago
President Joko Widodo officially launched a subsidy of Rp600,000 for workers whose salaries are below Rp5 million. That assistance is provided for the next four months.
The total earned by aid workers is Rp2.4 million. The disbursement was carried out in two stages, rp1.2 million each. Jokowi said that this grant is a form of assistance provided in response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Today we complete again the name of the additional salary subsidy will be given 15.7 million workers," jokowi said at the Istana Negara, Jakarta, Thursday, August 27, 2020.
Jokowi said the recipients are intended for companies that diligently pay bpjs labor dues until June. The government, Jokowi said, respects compliant companies paying dues.
Today alone or the first stage is given as many as 2.5 million recipients and will continue. "It means it"s given as an award," he said.
Ten Commissioners, Federation of Mining and Energy, PT. Kayan Putra Utama Coal in layoffs after meeting with the company on August 10, 2020. The meeting held at the Regent"s office, Malinau Regency on August 10, 2020 discussed various issues of employee rights that are considered not to have fully run in accordance with Labor rules.
"We are called one by one by the company and in layoffs on the grounds of efficiency" said Yuandri as Chairman of PK FPE PT. KPUC.
The ten names called are union managers in 3 places, namely, Camp Sidi, Batu Lidung and Todok Seturan. The names in the PHk are; Yuandri, Hastomo, Piterson, Ahmad Jabarudin, Martin Jufandri, Agus Irawan, Ihwal, Bilung Lian, Yandri Pairunan and Meriantonius Hengky.
"Out of the 10 people who were laid off, one of our members received the layoff stipulated by obtaining 2 X provisions of employment legislation " added Yuandri
Meeting of PK FPE with the leadership of PT KPUC and Malinau Labor Office, at the Malinau Regent"s Office