Who we are

Better Work Indonesia is part of the Better Work global program, which is a unique partnership between the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC).  It unites the expertise of the ILO in labour standards with that of the IFC in private sector development. Better Work Indonesia, which became operational in July 2011, is initially designed as a five-year program. The goal is to develop a sustainable approach that will allow the programme to continue independent operations after this five-year period. 
What we do

Better Work Indonesia (BWI) aims to improve compliance with labour standards and promote competitiveness in Indonesia’s apparel industry by assessing current workplace conditions and offering customized advisory and training services to factories to address their individual needs. The Better Work programme helps governments, unions and companies achieve compliance with the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) core labour standards and national labour laws through market incentives. It builds the capacity of employers, governments and unions to work together toward solutions that benefit all.

Indonesia Needs Near 9% Growth to Avoid Middle-Income Trap: World Bank
Jakarta Globe, 23 June 2014

Unless the economy grows much faster than the current 5 percent to 6 percent, Indonesia will not escape the so-called middle income trap, the World Bank says in a statement announcing release of its Indonesia development policy report on Monday in Jakarta.

Indonesia must improve its competitiveness by closing infrastructure and skills gaps and by improving functioning of markets, Rodrigo Chaves, World Bank country director for Indonesia, says in a statement.

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APINDO to adjust production time during Ramadhan
Antara News, 28 June 2014 

Indonesian Employers Association Bekasi, West Java, called on all its members to adjust production plant during the fasting period of Ramadan 1435 Hijri. 

"There will be no cutting working hours, only adjustment time," said Chairman of Apindo Bekasi, Sutomo, in Cikarang, Friday.

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Indonesian wage trial: human rights violations ‘systemic’
Clean Clothes Campaign, 24 June 2014

After a two-day public hearing, the jury of the People's Tribunal to assess human rights abuses faced by workers in the Indonesian garment industry, announced its verdict today. Judges found overwhelming evidence of ‘systematic violation of the fundamental right to a life lived with human dignity' in an industry employing mostly women and said 'urgent action must be taken' by a variety of stakeholders.

The jury stressed the fact that a living wage and freedom of association are imperative to sustain a global garment industry which respects human rights of garment workers. 
Sukabumi limit workers working hours during Ramadhan month
Antara News, 28 June 2014

The government of Sukabumi, West Java, circulated a letter with the decision on the limitation of working hours during Ramadan factory workers throughout the company that must be obeyed. 

"In a coordination meeting conducted with all stakeholders, it was agreed that during this Ramadan working hours reduced labor time and although there is a system shift, hours of labor must come to work after Tarawih prayers so that they can still carry out the Ramadan worship with reverence," said the Chairman of the Parliament Sukabumi, Sukabumi Badri Suhendi on Saturday
BP Jamsostek wait for RPP Pension Insurance
Antara News, 27 June 2014

BPJS are still waiting for the government to draft regulations to carry out the mandate of the National Social Security Law, the Retirement Security for private sector workers on July 1, 2015. 

Director of Services and Complaints BPJS Ahmad Riyadi in a press release received here on Friday, said that the RPP is still under discussion which will be published in August.
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Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration ready to take over neglected Work Training Centre (BLK)
Antara News, 25 June 2014 

The Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration expressed readiness to take over the management of Training Center (BLK) owned by local governments in the provinces and districts / cities are abandoned and not functioning optimally in conducting job training.

"If the government is not able to manage and utilize BLK existence, then we are ready to take over the management and assets of BLK by mutual agreement," said Minister of Manpower and Transmigration Muhaimin Iskandar on Wednesday, after a review of the Center for Industrial Training in Medan, North Sumatra.
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Inflationary pressure may increase in 2nd semester: BI
Antara News, 25 June, 2014

Bank Indonesia (BI) has forecast that the inflationary pressure may increase in the second semester this year as a result of varied risk factors.

"Among the risk factors is the impact of the El Nino weather phenomenon on the production of rice, CPO, and several other commodities," Director of BIs Economic and Monetary Department, Dody Zulverdi, stated during a discussion with newsmen here on Wednesday.


Better Work Indonesia

ILO Jakarta Office
Menara Thamrin Level 22
Jl. M.H. Thamrin Kav. 3 | Jakarta 10250
Tel. +62 21 391 3112
Fax. +62 21 310 0766

Better Work Indonesia is funded by the Australian, USA, Switzerland and Netherlands Government  through AusAID, SECO and Kingdom of the Netherlands



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