Menaker: Six Provinces Raise UMP 2021

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Menteri Tenaga Kerja Ida Fauziyah. (istimewa)
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NUSADAILY.COM – JAKARTA – Minister of Manpower Ida Fauziyah said there are six provinces that have set an increase in UMP 2021, even though the Ministry of Manpower has decided that there is no increase in UMP.

“The six provinces that set the 2021 UMP higher than 2020 are Central Java, DI Yogyakarta, Central Sulawesi, East Java, DKI Jakarta and Bengkulu,” Ida said in a working meeting with Commission IX DPR which was covered virtually from Jakarta, Wednesday.

Apart from the six provinces, 27 provinces have determined the UMP for 2021 and the UMP for 2020. And one province, namely Gorontalo, has not decided yet.

The decision not to increase the 2021 UMP was contained in the Minister of Manpower Circular Number M / 11 / HK.04 / X / 2020 concerning the Determination of the 2021 Minimum Wage during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Ida said the Circular Letter was issued taking into account the conditions that occurred, an analysis of the impact of COVID-19, and various views and inputs. Both from labor unions, employers, government, experts, and practitioners who are members of the wage council.

According to Ida, the Circular also regulates that the 2021 UMP should not be lower than the 2020 UMP. Because during the COVID-19 pandemic, not only businessmen were affected but also many parties.

“We issued a Circular on the determination of the 2021 UMP during the pandemic, substantially the UMP did not come down with various scenarios,” he said.

The background for determining the 2021 UMP takes into account the latest Indonesian economic conditions and the workforce affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, in the second quarter of 2020, Indonesia’s economic growth contracted by 5.32 percent on an annual basis. (ian)