Big Business – President Joko Widodo alias Jokowi explained that the payment of wage subsidy assistance or BSU to 15.7 million workers will be carried out gradually starting today, Thursday 27 August 2020. He confirmed that the payment of wage subsidy for phase I will be completed at the end. September 2020.
“It is given today to 2.5 million recipients, and it is hoped that September will complete 15.7 million recipients,” Jokowi said at a virtual press conference on Thursday, August 27.
BPJS Ketenagakerjaan participants with a salary below 5 million IDR receive assistance worth 600,000 IDR per month from the government. Wage subsidies are granted for four months with two payments. That way, in a payout, recipients of BSU will get an incentive of 1.2 million Rp.
Jokowi said that this incentive was paid to companies and workers who were diligent in paying BPJS Ketenagakerjaan or BP Jamsostek contributions until 30 June 2020. “This means that it is given as a prize, reward, to obedient workers and companies who always pay BPJS Ketenagakerjaan contributions, ”he said.