Apindo Files Judicial Review of 2023 Minimum Wage Policy

TEMPO.CO, JakartaThe Association of Indonesian Employers (Apindo) planned to file a petition for judicial review in the Supreme Court against the Minister of Manpower’s Regulation No. 18 of 2022 which provides for a 2023 increase in the provincial minimum wage or UMP up to 10%.

Apindo appointed Denny Indrayana, who previously served as Deputy Minister of Law and Human Rights during the time of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, as team leader.

Hariyadi Sukamdani, the chairman of Apindo, explained that the petition will be submitted in the near future as the employers believe that the wage hike should be based on careful and comprehensive calculations.

Amid the threat of a global economic recession coming sooner than currently expected, he argued, legal protection for a safe business climate and a sense of justice must be maintained so that business actors can survive to continue providing added value from the economic chain. .

“The spirit that economic actors want to put forward is to maintain stability of investments, welfare of workers and justice for employers,” Hariyadi told Tempo Thursday, November 24, 2022.

Arsjad Rasjid, president of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin), supported Apindo’s statement. He said business stakeholders agree that the dynamic economic conditions in the country due to the global economic downturn following geopolitical disputes need to be addressed thoughtfully.

According to him, this is necessary so that the rise in the minimum wage does not weigh on economic players and does not disrupt the business climate.


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