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Deputy Governor of West Java (West Java Deputy Governor) Uu Ruzhanul Ulum said the workers wanted an increase in the minimum wage by 13%. However, it must be understood the current condition of the company. "We must understand that the economic situation, especially in West Java, is not as we expected. As yesterday we visited a textile company with the Minister (Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Muhadjir Effendy), several companies have made several policies," Deputy Governor Uu said during a discussion with the combined trade unions regarding the discourse on increasing the Provincial Minimum Wage (UMP) and Regency/City Minimum Wage for 2023 at the West Java Deputy Governor's Office, Bandung City, Friday (11/19/2022).

The meeting, which involved representatives from trade unions in West Java, was to follow up on annual wage increases, which were often implemented in November.

He said the company's policies included not always employees working as usual 6 or 7 days because some were reduced to 3 or 4 days per week.

"There are also other policies related to the global economic situation which is now impacting our country, including impacting products exported abroad," he said.

With these constraints, he said, it could have an impact on reduced production which could potentially lead to the phenomenon of layoffs.

"I, as the government, am in the middle. On the one hand I fight for the welfare of workers. Don't let the life of workers in West Java not be as expected because of low wages," said Uu.

However, he said, on the one hand, don't burden the company, so that the company is unable to pay, which in the end can collapse, so it is important to build communication between various related parties.

He encouraged the products produced to be resold domestically. So the products that are traded will not affect the global problems that are currently surfacing.

Head of the Office of Manpower and Transmigration of West Java Province, Rachmat Taufik Garsadi, said that the directives from the Minister of Home Affairs and the Minister of Manpower, the Provincial Minimum Wage (UMP) and District/City Minimum Wage (UMK) have changed.

The UMP and UMK should use Government Regulation Number 36 of 2021 concerning Wages, which uses the addition of inflation and the Economic Growth Rate (LPE) and there are corrections to upper and lower limits.

"With PP No. 36 for West Java, there will be four districts that will not increase, namely Bekasi, Purwakarta, Bogor and Karawang Regencies. But now with the new formulation, it is certain that wages will increase," said Rachmat.

"For more detailed figures, we are still waiting for a letter from the Minister of Manpower. It was also a compromise result because the workers wanted 13%. Meanwhile, the current condition is also not very good, especially for labor-intensive workers," he explained.

According to Rachmat, it is estimated that there will be an increase of between 7% and 8% from the current wage.

Further discussion is still underway. The UMP, which should have been set for November 21, 2022, was postponed no later than November 28. Meanwhile, the UMK should have been set for November 30 to be postponed to December 7.