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VP Asks Government, Employers, Workers to Renew Joint Commitments

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Vice President Ma'ruf Amin asked government officials, employers and workers to renew their joint commitment to strengthen the readiness of workers. Especially in overcoming the impact of the crisis and facing the world of work in the future.

This was conveyed at the commemoration of the 67th Anniversary of the Confederation of Indonesian Muslim Trade Unions (K-Sarbumusi), in Sidoarjo, East Java, Friday (30/9/2022). According to the Vice President, we currently have a big vision to realize an Advanced Indonesia.

For that, we need a workforce that is productive, has the capacity and capability, and is adaptive to changing situations. "This is of course very much needed to realize this vision," said the Vice President.

According to Ma'ruf Amin, the new world of work that makes workers the center requires recovery efforts that are centered on them. This is done by taking into account the rights, needs and aspirations of the workers.

"This is in line with the mandate of the International Labor Organization (ILO) 100 Years' Declaration," he said. In this case, social dialogue is the most effective mechanism in conveying inputs to formulate policies in the field of manpower.

The Vice President explained that a study conducted by the ILO in 2021 showed that labor unions had collaborated with the government and employers. The way is through social dialogue to formulate policies in the interests of the workers

"Social dialogue is useful for finding joint solutions to various labor problems," said the Vice President. This is also one of the main guidelines for the ILO in dealing with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Meanwhile, Minister of Manpower Ida Fauziyah said global challenges for workers can be overcome with the cooperation of all parties. "Together, we can overcome collaboration and synergy between the government, employers and trade unions," he said.

In addition to the Vice President and the Minister of Manpower, the commemoration of the K-Sarbumusi Anniversary was also attended by a number of local government leaders. Among others, East Java Governor Khofifah Indar Parawansa, Sidoarjo Regent Ahmad Mudlor Ali, and other East Java Provincial Government officials. (RRI)

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