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Problems in Indonesian Employment

by Nadia Maharani Freelance Writer
The system of some companies in Indonesia makes the workers face unfair treatment. It also causes other problems that make workers 'suffer'.
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Hunting job opportunities. That's what is on the mind of most Indonesian job seekers. They send many job applications to get the chance to earn money. Unfortunately, they also have to face many problems that make them suffer.


For some job seekers, they tend to be selective and careful in applying for a job. However, some others also send their job applications to certain companies that do not have a good system. As a result, they have to deal with unfair treatment of the company. An Indonesian institution monitoring regional business activity often finds cases involving unfair treatment of certain company towards its workers. Many workers also get low wages although they have been working seven days a week. The company seems to pay no attention to the condition of its workers.



Actually, the protection of workers' rights and the company obligations are regulated in the labor laws. The right of workers can be called as the basic rights. The company has the duty to fulfill and comply with the workers' basic rights in any employment. The basic rights can be classified into the standard economic rights such as wages, benefits, and political rights and also the right to form unions. They have the right to be a union member, the right to strike, and more. The workers also have the right of personal protection such as the rights to get medical support, the right to get insured, and the prohibition of child labor.



However, many companies tend to ignore the rights of the workers. Instead, the worker obligation is a must. As a result, there is an imbalance occurring on both sides. Many workers do not get a chance to get a holiday. They also get low wages. There are even many cases of the detention of certificate when the worker resigns. Therefore, each company is expected to improve the system by prioritizing the workers rights.

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About Nadia Maharani Senior   Freelance Writer

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Joined APSense since, October 9th, 2012, From Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

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Comments

Chukwuekwu Okonta Professional   Forensic accountant
Thanks for sharing govt need to help protect workers right with laws and enforcement
Oct 24th 2012 00:50   
Nadia Maharani Senior  Freelance Writer
Yeah..I found cases related to the problems when i was still working in a business monitoring agency a few years ago.
Oct 24th 2012 00:53   
Chukwuekwu Okonta Professional   Forensic accountant
Okay, see if can handle problem with your country labour union, or submit bill to senate for legislation
Oct 24th 2012 01:53   
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