BigBussiness – President Jokowi today officially launched state aid for a salary / wage subsidy of 600,000 for workers paid less than 5 million RP at the Presidential Palace, Jakarta, on Thursday (27/8/2020).
“Today, a wage subsidy is supplemented. The total amount that will be given is (for) 15.7 million workers (each) Rp. 2.4 million. It is given to workers who are registered with BPJS Ketenagakerjaan, whose companies are diligent in pay dues. Jamsostek. This means that we give this as a prize / reward for workers whose companies meet the BPJS Ketenagakerjaan dues, “said Jokowi.
He continued, today aid was launched for 2.5 million workers. He hopes that in September 2020 it will be channeled for the overall goal of 15.7 million workers.
The President mentioned several professions that would receive this assistance, such as honorary workers including honorary teachers, firefighters, hotel staff, nurses and cleaning workers as long as their companies actively pay BPJS Ketenagakerjaan contributions until June 2020.
“Complete. Everyone who pays BPJS Ketenagakerjaan contribution until June,” he added.
The President hopes that this wage subsidy assistance will increase household consumption.
“We hope that after this is given to ladies and gentlemen, household consumption will increase,” he said.
Earlier, the president stated that the government had provided financial incentive to survive the Covid-19 pandemic as a social assistance (social assistance) cash of IDR 600,000 / month, Village BLT, free electricity subsidies for 450 VA, basic food aid, shortly before employment for those was affected by layoffs. , Productive Banpres for micro enterprises Rp. 2.4 million, which was just launched two days ago.