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RUU Cipta Kerja Encourages the Improvement of the Quality of Indonesian Workers


By: Dodik Prasetyo) *

The Omnibus law of the Job Creation Bill is not only beneficial for entrepreneurs. But also employees. Because this bill, once passed, will change the workforce climate for the better than before. If the bill becomes an investor-friendly law, it is predicted that there will be a surge of investment, thus increasing employment.

The controversy over the Job Creation Bill continues. Actually those who refuse do not really understand what the bill means. Some of them even didn’t read the draft at all. The government created this bill with good intentions, namely to benefit both employers and employees. Also improve the quality of workers.

There is an article in the Job Creation Bill that changes the rules regarding investment. If it is officially a law, then the rules regarding investment will be more orderly. If it is like this, it will invite foreign investors, because they believe that investment in Indonesia is very profitable and the rules are not as complicated as before.

When investment comes in, there will be new projects in Indonesia. This can absorb a lot of workforce, so it is proven that the Job Creation Bill is very profitable for employees. Moreover, our economy is on the rise after being hit by the corona storm. If there are new projects, it will be able to improve the financial condition of both the country and its people.

Gunawan Benjamin, an academic at UIN North Sumatra, revealed that the Job Creation Bill is beneficial for employees, and they can compete with workers from other workers. That is, if investors enter Indonesia, they will know the quality of Indonesian workers that are not inferior to neighboring countries. So just invest here, don’t have to go there.

The Job Creation Bill also contains articles on contract labor regulations. There is no time limit if a worker is still an outsource when he is appointed to become a permanent employee. This has caused controversy. Even though it can improve the quality of workers, because if you want to be appointed as permanent employees, you must show the best performance.

The government of course has carefully considered and examined every article of the bill. So workers don’t have to be afraid, because their welfare will be guaranteed. It is evident from another article of this bill which states that employees are entitled to an annual bonus which value can be up to 8 times their salary.

With the annual bonus, it is expected that the performance of the employees will be even better. Because they are eager to work and hope the company will get bigger profits. So that it will be smooth in disbursing the annual bonus.

There is an article in the Job Creation Bill which states that every worker can be paid by the hour. This is what worries many employees because salaries can be reduced. Even if they have worked 8 hours in an office with good performance, of course they will get a very decent salary. Even if you want to overtime you can also get additional income. Don’t be afraid just yet.

The Job Creation Bill also removes the article on the rights of women workers to menstrual leave. This is not an atrocity, but in fact, many women work smoothly when they have their periods. They keep working in the office and become productive.

The rules in this bill were actually created to benefit workers and make them more productive. So don’t protest before it’s actually inaugurated. The change is surprising, but the change in labor regulations is guaranteed to make workers profitable and become productive.

The Job Creation Bill makes workers productive because those who previously were only outsourced workers were triggered to be appointed as permanent employees. In addition, they are also provoked by the large annual bonus. So that the more enthusiasm for working in the office.

) * The author is a contributor to the Indonesian Strategic Information Studies Institute (LSISI)

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