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.

IHSAN RELIUBUN

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