The Ministry of Manpower Emphasizes that Labor Inspectors are Obligated to Ensure Agreements between Employers and Workers According to Permenaker 5/2023 – As a follow-up to the implementation of Minister of Manpower Regulation (Permenaker) Number 5 of 2023, labor inspectors at the central and regional levels have an obligation to ensure that there is an agreement between employers and workers.

This was disclosed by the Director General of Labor Inspection and Occupational Safety and Health (Binwasnaker and K3) of the Ministry of Manpower, Haiyani Rumondang.

The agreement, said Haiyani, concerns adjustments to working hours, adjustments to the amount of wages and the validity period of the agreement does not exceed what has been stipulated by Permenaker Number 5 of 2023.

“Employers are required to record an agreement with the district/city manpower office and a copy to the provincial manpower office and the Ministry of Manpower,” he said, while speaking at a webinar on the Consolidation of Strengthening Labor Inspectors in the Implementation of the Minister of Manpower Regulation Number 5 of 2023 concerning Adjustment of Working Time and Wages in Industrial Companies Certain Export-Oriented Intensive Labor Affected by Changes in the Global Economy, in Jakarta, Friday (24/3/2023).

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Haiyani said this Permenaker provides room for certain export-oriented labor-intensive industrial companies, which are affected by changes in the global economy to make wage adjustments with the provision that the wages paid to workers/laborers are at least 75 percent of the wages received.

The wage adjustment policy does not apply as a basis for calculating contributions and payment of social security benefits, compensation for termination of employment and other employment rights in accordance with statutory provisions.

“Arrangements for adjusting working time and wages can only apply based on a joint agreement between employers and workers/labourers,” he said.

Director General Haiyani emphasized that labor inspectors must check whether companies that adjust working time and wages already have proof of agreement recording from the district/city Manpower Office or not.

“So when we carry out inspections and receive complaints, of course we have to see proof of registration from the district/city Manpower Office. If we don’t have proof of records, we are obliged to prohibit adjusting working time and wages,” he said.

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Meanwhile, the Director for Inspection of Labor Norms of the Ministry of Manpower, Yuli Adiratna added, as the government that has issued a policy, the function of labor inspectors must be able to work based on Permenaker Number 5 of 2023 and other laws and regulations.

“The task of labor inspectors is not easy, we must be able to provide color on how the implementation of this government policy can be carried out properly,” said Yuli.

Source: – Berita Terbaru Bisnis, Ekonomi, Investasi Indonesia by

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