Textile business actors agree on minimum wage arrangements based on Government Regulation number 36 of 2021 concerning Wages. Based on this calculation, the minimum wage increase in 2022 is 1.09%. This figure was agreed upon by business actors in the midst of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. "We are adjusting to government regulations, according to PP 36 of 2021," said Pan Brothers Vice CEO Anne Patricia, Wednesday (17/11). Anne says the use of applicable rules makes explanations more acceptable. Especially from the side of workers who have been demanding a wage increase of up to 10%.
Anne assessed that the increase in wages would have a positive impact on the Indonesian economy. The reason is that if wages rise high, it will be difficult for business actors to add workers.
"Indonesia is recovering if the increase in the number of unemployed yesterday cannot be reabsorbed," he explained.
Meanwhile, the Indonesian Trade Union Association (Aspect) opposed the decision to increase the minimum wage by 1.09%. This is considered to be a problem for the community.
Based on this figure, the highest increase in the UMP in 2022 was only Rp. 37,538 in DKI Jakarta. Meanwhile, the lowest UMP increase was only Rp. 14,032.
"This is very embarrassing in the midst of people's increasingly difficult conditions and people's purchasing power is getting lower. People are forced to continue to be poor," said President of the Indonesian Aspect Mirah Sumirat.
ASPEK Indonesia, as a federation of KSPI-affiliated trade unions, fully supports KSPI's plan to conduct a National Strike.
This is to reject the inhumane stipulation of the 2022 UMP and prove that the Government is unable to provide a decent life to its people.