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Is there a connection between the presence of 153 Chinese foreign workers with the RCEP Agreement and the Job Creation Law?
Publish date: 18 Feb 2021, Author : fpesbsi

The presence of 153 foreign nationals (WNA) from China who were suspected of being foreign workers (TKA) in Indonesia on Saturday, January 23, 2021, created a polemic in the community.

The polemic arose because the Chinese foreigners arrived at a time when the entry ban for foreigners was still being implemented, which was previously extended until January 28, 2021.

Previously, the Head of Public Relations at the Directorate General of Immigration explained that the 153 Chinese foreigners consisted of 150 people with Limited Stay Permits (ITAS) and Permanent Stay Permits (ITAP) and three people with diplomatic visas.

He said all foreign passengers who landed were categorized as foreigners who were allowed to enter Indonesian territory.


Illustration of Foreign Workers (TKA) from China. / Pixabay

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Work Accident at China"s Gold Mine, Killed 9 People
Publish date: 18 Feb 2021, Author : fpesbsi

Nine Chinese miners were found dead a day after 11 of their comrades were rescued after being trapped for two weeks in a gold mine in Shandong province.

The mayor of Yantai city confirmed the death, but it is known that one miner is still missing.

To quote the BBC, Tuesday (26/1/2021), another person died last week after falling into a coma.

Miners were trapped at the Hushan mine when the tunnel entrance collapsed following an explosion on January 10.

"From Sunday afternoon to this afternoon, rescue workers did not stop looking, and found nine more miners who were trapped, unfortunately all of them died," Yantai Mayor Chen Fei said in an explanation on Monday.

"Together with a miner who died on Thursday, the bodies of the nine miners who died were all removed from the mine."


Rescuers carry a miner trapped in a mine to an ambulance in Qixia City in eastern China"s Shandong Province, Sunday, January 24, 2021. (Hao Chen / Xinhua via AP)

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Alleged Corruption in BPJS Ketenagakerjaan, AGO Interrogates 2 Directors as Witnesses
Publish date: 18 Feb 2021, Author : fpesbsi

Attorney General"s Office investigators examined two officials of the Employment Social Security Administration (BPJS) or BP Jamsostek on Friday (22/1/2021). Both of them were examined as witnesses in a case of alleged corruption related to financial management and investment in the company. "The witnesses examined are as follows, MKS as Director of BPJS Employment Services and EA as Finance Director of BPJS Employment," said Head of the Legal Information Center of the AGO, Leonard Eben Ezer Simanjuntak, in his statement, Friday.

Kapuspenkum of the Attorney General"s Office Leonard Eben Ezer Simanjuntak (center) together with the Director of Corruption Crime and Criminal Investigation of the National Police, Brigadier General Pol Djoko Poerwanto (right) and Jampidsus Investigation Director at the AGO Febrie Adriansyah (left) giving a press statement after holding a case title for handling suspected corruption cases at PT Asabri (Persero) at the Attorney General"s Office, Jakarta, Wednesday (30/12/2020). The title of the case was carried out to find out how the development of the alleged corruption case in Asabri when it was handled by the Police, which is currently being handled by the Special Crimes Investigation Team (Pidsus) at the AGO. BETWEEN PHOTOS / Hafidz Mubarak A / rwa. (Hafidz Mubarak A)

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Chevron boss gets a new position, promises to smooth transition to Rokan block
Publish date: 18 Feb 2021, Author : fpesbsi

ChevronIndoAsia Business Unit (IBU) appointed Albert Simanjuntak as Managing Director (MD). It will be effective from February 1, 2021.

Albert replaces Kevin Lyon who will serve as General Director of Tengizchevroil in Kazakhstan. Currently, Albert is the President Director of PT Chevron Pacific Indonesia (CPI).

Kevin Lyon said that Albert Simanjuntak"s appointment as Managing Director was an acknowledgment of what he had done not for Chevron, but also for Indonesia.

"Pak Albert"s collaborative approach is the driving force behind the recently signed Rokan Heads of Agreement, which will ensure Rokan continues to contribute to production targets and state revenues in the coming years," said Kevin in a written statement, Monday (18 / 1/2021).

Meanwhile, Albert  Simanjuntak said that the position was an honor for him. He said that he would carry out the transition to the Rokan Block successfully and smoothly.

 Photo: Doc. PT Chevron Pacific Indonesia (CPI): Albert Simanjuntak was appointed as Managing Director of ChevronIndoAsia Business Unit

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10 oil and gas blocks will be auctioned in 2021, here are the detail
Publish date: 18 Feb 2021, Author : fpesbsi

The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) this year will auction 10 working areas (WK) or oil and gas blocks (oil and gas).

Tutuka Ariadji, Director General of Oil and Gas (Dirjen Migas) of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) said that the 10 oil and gas blocks will be offered in stages.

According to him, the government will provide flexibility in using the contract scheme for the oil and gas blocks that will be offered. This is in accordance with the Regulation of the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Number 12 of 2020 concerning the Third Amendment to the Regulation of the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Number 08 of 2017 concerning Gross Split Production Sharing Contracts, namely oil and gas block contractors are allowed to choose to use a profit sharing contract (PSC) scheme from gross revenue (Gross Split). ) or a PSC at a cost recovered by the government (Cost Recovery).

"Regarding the 2021 CA offers, there are 10 CAs, which will be offered in stages. The form of the contract will be flexible," he said in a press conference: 2020 Performance Achievements and 2021 Work Plans for the Oil and Gas Sub-Sector, Monday (18/01/2021).

Director of Upstream Oil and Gas Business Development Mustafid Gunawan explained that the 10 oil and gas blocks to be offered this year were blocks that were planned to be auctioned off in 2020, but were canceled due to the pandemic.

Photo: Oil Refinery Illustration (AP / Eric Gay)

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The European Union is aggressively rejecting Indonesian palm oil, but it really needs nickel
Publish date: 18 Feb 2021, Author : fpesbsi

The policy to ban nickel ore exports issued by the Indonesian government is still being questioned by the European Union. Now the European Union is urging the World Trade Organization (WTO) to form a panel to discuss the dispute (the European Union is suing RI on nickel).

Responding to the European Union"s resistance, the Minister of Trade (Minister of Trade) Muhammad Lutfi said Indonesia was ready to face the European Union"s lawsuit over the policy to ban nickel ore exports set by the Indonesian government.

According to Lutfi, Indonesia just received a notification that the European Union will continue the dispute process at the WTO, which is the referee for trade between countries.

"Of course we are very disappointed that there has been such a long consultation. But this is part of our interaction with the international community, we will serve and carry out these demands," Lutfi said in his statement, Friday (15/1/2021).


ILLUSTRATION. The policy to ban nickel ore exports issued by the Indonesian government is still being questioned by the European Union. KONTAN / Cheppy A. Muchlis / 10/06/07

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Publish date: 19 Jan 2021, Author : fpesbsi

Finally, the Commissariat Management, Mining and Energy Federation signed a Collective Labor Agreement with the leadership of PT. Freeport Indonesia. The signing of the XXI PKB was held on December 23, 2020 at the Rimba Papua Hotel, Timika.

Unfortunately, the signing of the PKB was only carried out by 1 burh union from 2 unions in PT Freeport.

The workers" unions at PT Freeport have not yet been involved in signing the PKB because there are still a number of issues that are not considered final. The union even brought unfinished cases to the Industrial Relations Court table

The signing of the XXI PKB of PT Freeport Indonesia

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Nickel Smelter Workers in Konawe Demand Increased Wages and Work Status, This is the Explanation of the Minister of Manpower
Publish date: 19 Jan 2021, Author : fpesbsi

The Ministry of Manpower regrets the anarchic actions carried out by PT Virtue Dragon Nickel Industry (VDNI) workers in Konawe, Southeast Sulawesi, on December 14, 2020. The Ministry of Manpower received information that workers demanded a wage increase and became permanent workers for contract workers. Knowing this, he emphasized to company management that workers in the nickel smelter company must get a decent wage.

"We are guided by the rules of the law. We must ensure that no worker is paid below the minimum wage. Because there is a criminal sanction in accordance with Law 13 of 2003, the same is in accordance with the Ciptaker Law," said Menaker Special Staff Dita Indah Sari through a written statement. , Wednesday (16/12/2020).


 A number of facilities owned by the nickel company in Konawe were burned by workers demanding status and salary increases. (Special photo) (KOMPAS.COM/KIKI ANDI PATI)

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MK-KSBSI Holds First Judicial Review Session of Job Creation Law
Publish date: 19 Jan 2021, Author : fpesbsi

The Constitutional Court (MK) finally held the first online trial for judicial review of Law Number 11 of 2020 concerning Job Creation, which was submitted for a lawsuit from the Confederation of Indonesian Trade Unions (KSBSI). The trial began at 13.00 WIB and was attended by KSBSI"s attorney and principal, Elly Rosita Silaban and Dedi Hardianto (President and Secretary General) of KSBSI as applicants for formal and material lawsuits.

Meanwhile, the Judge of the Chair of the Session was led by Dr. Suhartoyo S.H., M.H, then member judge Dr. Daniel Yusmic Pancastaki Foekh, S.H., MH and Dr. Wahiduddin Adams, SH., M.A. From the principal attorney attended by Harris Manalu, SH (head of the legal team), Parulian Sianturi, SH, Sutrisna, SH, Saut Pangaribuan, SH, MH, Abullah Sani, SH, Harris Isbandi, SH, Supardi, SH, Carlos Rajagukguk, SH , Trisnur Priyanto, SH, Tri Pamungkas, SH, MH, Irwan Ranto Bakkara, SH

For the reading of Highlights in the formal and material testing of Law Number 11 of 2020 concerning Work Creation Against the 1945 Constitution, Harris Manalu, Parulian Sianturi and Trisnur Priyanto were read immediately. Before being read out, the petitioner said that there were 77 pages of material on the lawsuit as registered in the Registrar"s Office of the Court.


 The atmosphere of the trial for the judicial review of the Job Creation Law, MK-KSBSI. Photo source: Constitutional Court Youtube

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Publish date: 19 Jan 2021, Author : fpesbsi

Finally, the Confederation of Indonesian Trade Unions (KSBSI) was finally able to hold a National Working Meeting (Rakernas). The KSBSI Rakernas which involved 10 federations and 19 kSBSI Regional Coordinators was held on, 11-13 December 2020, at the Bumi Wiyata hotel, Depok, West Java.

The high spread of the Corona Virus has made several important guests unable to attend in person at the KSBSI Rakernas opening ceremony. The Indonesian Minister of Manpower Ida Fauziyah delivered his remarks via Virtual, as well as the Head of the Metro Jaya Police, Inspector General Fadil Imran also delivered his remarks virtually.

In the National Working Meeting which involved various regional and national organizations, various issues were currently being discussed. One of the things that is considered important is related to the efforts of KSBSI and the Federations in fighting against the Job Creation Law which was most recently numbered Law No.11 / 2020, the Job Creation Law.


 Corona does not dampen the spirit to continue fighting

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