Sandiaga Ensures to Act Neutrally in Determining Jakarta Minimum Wage

Saturday, 28 OCtober 2017 , 09:00:00 WIB -

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan (right) and Deputy Governor Sandiaga Uno are seen giving statements to journalists when they’re going to enter the Presidential Palace Complex, Jakarta, Wednesday (25/10). (ANTARA)

JAKARTA, GRES.NEWS – Jakarta Deputy Governor Sandiaga Uno asserts he will act neutrally in discussing provincial minimum wage (UMP). Sandi said he won’t side with entrepreneurs or laborers in determining UMP.

Sandiaga ensures he wants to set the UMP that’s fair for all. "We’re not siding with entrepreneurs or labor unions. We want a stable and certain business climate. We hope the increase of UMP could drive the economic wheel and strengthen purchasing power," Sandiaga said in Cident, Central Jakarta, Friday (27/10).

Sandiaga is still conducting a survey on the cost of living (KHL) to determine the 2018 Jakarta minimum wage. He hopes the 2018 Jakarta minimum wage could be accepted by all parties. "I hope the survey result can be accepted by all parties. That’s our hope so we hope we could set the UMP that provides a win-win solution," he explained.

Sandiaga is also having a discussion with all parties who are related to the matter. Jakarta Provincial Government plans to discuss the matter with many parties to reach an agreement.

"We call all of them. Insyaallah, we will listen to the result this weekend while waiting for the last survey. We also want to facilitate a discussion with labor unions, entrepreneurs, and the government in this forum. I hope we can reach our goal," he said.

Sandi claimed he has met the Jakarta Manpower Office and labor alliances. The new minimum wage will be announced next Tuesday (31/10). "I ensure that the target for 31st of October is the target we’re trying to achieve according to the regulations. We have to determine it. There are many restriction limitations and obstacles because the survey was just decided today, conducted," Sandiaga said at the City Hall, Jalan Medan Merdeka Selatan, Thursday (26/10).

Sandiaga Uno also met the Minister of Manpower, Hanif Dhakiri. Sandiaga reported the plan to increase the Jakarta minimum wage. "We talked about UMP in the discussion. We received advice about UMP from the minister. We hope we could continue the coordination and the result would be open, transparent and just," Sandiaga said after meeting the Manpower Minister in his office, Jalan Gatot Subroto, Jakarta Selatan, Friday (27/10).

Sandiaga didn’t mention the value of UMP he recommends to the minister. He only delivered the mechanism of UMP raise and the developing needs of Jakartan people. "We didn’t talk about numbers, we only talked about mechanism and some updates about the cost of living," he said.

Meanwhile, Hanif told entrepreneurs not to worry about the UMP raise. He said the increasing UMP can be predicted and won’t give a burden to entrepreneurs. "I told all entrepreneurs that the annual increase of wage is predictable. Told workers that their wages will raise, they don’t have to worry, it will raise. The pay raise follows the regulation and formulation," he explained. (dtc/mag)