WFH Forced Workers are 100 Percent Entitled to Wages


Suara.com – The Ministry of Manpower (Kemnaker) continues to be committed to protecting workers, including protection in terms of wages for workers who are forced to work from home (WFH) 100 percent during the Emergency Community Activity Restrictions (PPKM) period.

Director General of PHI and Social Security Ministry of Manpower, Indah Anggoro Putri said, in principle, wages are workers’ rights that must be paid by the employer or company. As for the amount of wages, it is based on the agreement in the Work Agreement between the worker and the entrepreneur.

Putri emphasized, as well as workers who are forced to carry out 100 percent WFH during the Emergency PPKM period like now, workers are still entitled to receive wages.

“Yes, permanent workers are entitled to wages,” said Putri in Jakarta, Wednesday (7/7/2021).

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According to Putri, if the company has difficulty paying wages to workers during the Emergency PPKM period, then her party invites the company to use the guidelines in the Circular Letter of the Minister of Manpower Number M/3/HK.04/III/2020 concerning Protection of Workers/Labourers and Business Continuity in the Framework Covid-19 prevention and control.

He added, if there is an adjustment in the amount of wages that will be received by workers as a result of this Emergency PPKM, it must be based on written evidence of agreement from the results of bipartite dialogue between workers and companies.

“Because the result of the bipartite dialogue is the best solution between employers and workers,” he said.

As is known, the Government has decided to carry out Emergency PPKM in the midst of a significant increase in the addition of new cases which was carried out on 3-20 July 2021 in Java and Bali.

One of the scopes of the tightening is that all workers in non-essential sectors must carry out work from home or WFH. Meanwhile, essential and critical sector workers can work from an office with a limited number of workers.

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