Minister Airlangga is confident that the law on job creation is safer for laid-off workers

BigBussiness – Coordinating Minister of Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto said that the Omnibus Act on the Job Creation Act, which was just passed last week, provides more protection guarantees for employees who have experienced termination of employment (PHK).

He claimed that under the Labor Act, workers who experience redundancies will be protected by the authorities. Not only that, the government will also provide social assistance for special education.

“They can receive six months of semi-social assistance while they train until they have access to new jobs,” Airlangga said at a virtual press conference on Monday (12.10.2020).

Airlangga also claimed that the wording of this rule was much better than just giving severance pay to employees who were laid off.

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“When it comes to severance pay, the government has set a job loss guarantee. So not only do they pay severance pay, but they also receive training,” he said.

Earlier, the president of the Confederation of Indonesian Workers Unions (KSPI) Said Iqbal disagreed with the arguments for the claim of the garbage law as Airlangga said.

“In fact, the severance pay is reduced. This is even recognized by the government and the DPR, if the severance pay is reduced from 32 times to 25 times (19 are paid by employers and 6 months through the Job Loss Guarantee or JKP, which will be administered by BPJS Ketenagakerjaan),” in Said Iqbal. when you contact BigBussiness.

“Besides, it is still unclear which JKP has stated 6 times or 6 months, because we did not find this in the omnibus law. Where can there be only a few hundred thousand for 6 times,” he added.

He said that KSPI was of the opinion that the provisions regarding BPJS Ketenagakerjaan who would pay a severance pay of 6 months’ salary did not make sense. Where do the funds come from? A reduction in the value of severance pay is clearly detrimental to workers.

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“In addition, because in the Omnibus Act there is contract work and outsourcing without restrictions for the type of industry and can be” for life “, it is likely that no permanent employees will be hired. When it is not appointed, severance pay will be lost (no longer achieved by workers), “he concluded. .

Airlangga: As the name implies, the purpose of the law on job creation is to create jobs

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The coordinating Minister of Economy Airlangga Hartarto emphasized that the Copyright Act aims to create jobs. “So the intention is to create fields of work, as the title suggests,” he said, through a virtual press conference, in Jakarta on Monday, October 12, 2020.

According to Airlangga, every year 6.9 million people in Indonesia are currently unemployed and out of work. Meanwhile, during the Covid-19 pandemic, 3.5 million workers were sent home.

He counted the number of workers who were laid off or laid off as many as 2.1 million people, while 1.4 million were laid off. Every year, an additional 2.9 million new young people enter the workforce.

“If we take a picture from the pre-employment registration card, the applicant on the pre-employment card is 38 million,” said the chairman of the Covid-19 and National Economic Recovery Committee (KPC-PEN). He insisted that all the figures mentioned were real by name and address.

“Based on by name, of addrres, people need work. Or that person up cealing rest cealing to change jobs, he said. From there, a one-year program for 5.6 million was prepared, now all have been absorbed. This means that there are still people who want to join the workforce.

But the problem, according to Airlangga, is that those who need this job have no connection. It is different from the union that already has a job. “Those who do not work do not have an association,” he said.

The law on job creation that was passed by DPR on 5 October is still in force harvest controversy. The contradiction is related to the workers’ rejection of a number of articles that are considered problematic.

The Democratic Party and the prosperous rights party’s faction in the DPR refused omnibus law adopted as law. Meanwhile, seven factions agreed. Later, protests in the form of demonstrations by students, workers and community organizations in various regions took place October 6-8.


Tony Fernandes Reveals Reasons to Change AirAsia Slogan to “For Everyone”

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta AirAsia Group’s CEO Tony Fernandes has changed the slogan of the low-cost airline “Now everyone can fly” to “For everyone”. Not only that, the company logo was also changed to lowercase “a” so that the old identity was identical to the airline.

Tony Fernandes explained that the company’s new identity shows that it is a super ASEAN app, which completes AirAsia’s transformation from a digital airline to a comprehensive lifestyle platform for everyone.

AirAsia has always been about people (to all). We democratized aviation 19 years ago and allowed millions of people to travel, explore, “said Tony, quoted in a press release on Monday, October 12, 2020.

Tony Fernande’s continued, AirAsia has always been proud to be a leader in connecting the ASEAN region, offering value, simplicity and inclusion for all. “Now with we enable everyone to not only fly, stay, but shop, eat, all in the comfort of a superapp,” he said.

The Super Asean application marks a new era for the AirAsia Group, offering more than 15 types of products and services under three main pillars, namely travel, e-commerce, and fintech. Tony has also not spoiled the crisis that arose during the pandemic, and has used the lockout period to delimit the platform, unify the user experience and simplify our payments to payments with one click.

The government admits that it is unable to open jobs without a law on job creation

BigBussiness – Minister of Coordination (Menko) for the economy Airlangga Hartarto admitted that the government had difficulty opening a job as wide as possible without the Omnibus Act on the Job Creation Act.

Airlangga stated that the law on job creation was designed to answer the problem of job creation. The data recorded that there were around 6.9 million unemployed and 3.5 million workers affected by the Covid-19 pandemic (2.1 million were laid off and 1.4 million were laid off).

In addition, every year 2.92 million people of new working age (young people) enter the labor market.

“So the need for new jobs is very urgent,” Airlangga said at a virtual press conference on Monday (12.10.2020).

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He also stated that the World Sweep Law is not only for workers, but is also designed so that small and medium-sized businesses can more easily handle permits.

“In the past, it was expensive to manage three to four permits. With the law on job creation, business actors only need to register. By registering, you have received permission so that you can take care of the bank and others, he said.

Then a free halal certificate is given to it start-up early moves in the food industry. In addition, a cooperative with at least nine people can be established.

“The meeting activities can be done online. So that all facilities are provided for small and medium-sized businesses so that they have employment opportunities,” he said.

As for halal certificates, it is still based on the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI), but the Halal Examination Agency (LPH) is opened as far as possible, including for state universities and private universities (Islamic foundations). Community organizations (worms) may also be involved, but all standards and fatwa hearings are by MUI.

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Bio Farma proposes funds of IDR 45.5 T for 260 million Covid-19 vaccines from Sinovac

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta The Coordinating Minister of Economy, Airlangga Hartarto, revealed that the total funds needed by the government to procure 260 million Covid-19 vaccines from Sinovac amounted to Rp 45.5 trillion. These are the total funds proposed by PT Bio Farma (Persero) for the acquisition of vaccines of a total of 260 million doses from the Chinese biopharma company.

Meanwhile, the down payment (DP) required by Bio Farma to obtain vaccines is IDR 3.6 trillion in October. Thereafter, the total advance payment that must be prepared for the next 2022 IDR is 24.21 trillion.

“For Bio Farma, everything has a schedule and a budget,” Airlangga said at a virtual press conference on Monday 12 October 2020.

In the meantime, procured 15 million doses of vaccine from Sinovac on November 30, 2020. Furthermore, Bio Farma estimates that there are 10 million doses of vaccine entered into on January 5, 2021, 20 million doses of vaccine on January 28, 2021, 5 million doses of vaccine on February 26, 2021 and 32 million vaccines by March 29, 2021.

Then Bio Farma estimates that there will be 21 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine on April 30, 2021, 20 million doses of vaccine on May 31, 2021, 33 million doses of vaccine on June 29, 2021.

Sri Mulyani’s history, the Netherlands left Segunung debt to Indonesia

BigBussiness – Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said the Dutch colonialists not only left a dark legacy of torture at the time, but also left a legacy of extraordinary debt.

In the opening webinar of the Financial Professional Expo, Monday (12/10/2020) where Sri Mulyani was the keynote speaker, she said that the Dutch company left a debt of 1.13 billion US dollars.

“This debt will be the debt of the Republic of Indonesia. The legacy is 1.13 billion US dollars, at that time Indonesia’s GDP was still very small,” said Sri Mulyani.

Sri Mulyani said, when Indonesia started the government at that time, the wealth was not owned by Indonesia enough, not even to take the spoils of war with the Dutch.

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“The existing assets were damaged by the war, all funds and previous investments booked by the Dutch became investments by the Indonesian government,” he said.

When he started developing Indonesia, he said, the state budget deficit was very large, which created enormous pressure.

At that time, financing of the central government budget deficit could not be done through the sale of government debt securities as it is now.

So what he said at the time, Bank Indonesia asked to print money to finance the budget deficit.

“What happened was that there was more money in circulation than the economic situation or the situation, so that inflation increased enormously,” said Sri Mulyani.

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Vaccines from China and the United Arab Emirates arrive in November, Luhut affects partners with hospitals

TEMPO.CO, JakartaThe government is making an effort to make a Covid-19 vaccine available from November 2020. Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan also hopes that a number of parties, including hospitals, will strengthen cooperation.

“I want more cooperation between hospitals, exchanges of doctors and health workers, collaborative research and technology between the two countries (working together on vaccine procurement),” Luhut said in a statement on Monday, October 12, 2020.

Luhut, along with Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto, President of PT Bio Farma (Persero) Honesti Basyir, and Indonesian Ambassador to China Djauhari Oratmangun have just held a bilateral meeting with China’s Foreign Minister and his staff on vaccine cooperation. The meeting was held last weekend in Yunan, which was also attended by the leaders of Covid-19 vaccine-producing companies, namely Cansino, Sinovac and G42-Sinopharm.

This meeting aims to complete the purchase of the Covid-19 vaccine, which has been explored by BUMN Minister Erick Thohir and Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi for some time. Currently, the vaccines from the three companies have entered the final phase of clinical phase three studies in the process of obtaining authorization for emergency use in a number of countries.

The Cansino vaccine has completed its third phase of clinical trials in China, Saudi Arabia, Russia and Pakistan. Meanwhile, the G42-Sinopharm vaccine is conducting a third phase of clinical trials in China, the United Arab Emirates, Peru, Morocco and Argentina.

Meanwhile, Sinovac conducted the third phase of clinical trials in China, Indonesia, Brazil, Turkey, Bangladesh and Chile. The government confirmed that the three companies had obtained documentation for authorization use from the Chinese government in July 2020. The United Arab Emirates also granted authorization authorization for the G42 Sinopharm vaccine.

Honesti Basyir said that the halal guarantee for the Sinovac and Cansino vaccines would be given by MUI in the process of testing the data. In the same way with the guarantee for the G42-Sinopharm vaccine. “The MUI in Abu Dhabi has stated that there is no problem with the halal G42 vaccine,” Honesti said.