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    About UMP / UMK Determination, Aher: Should Not Cause Turmoil


    BANDUNG-The Governor of West Java, Ahmad Heryawan (Aher) confirmed that the determination of Provincial Minimum Wages (UMP) and City Minimum Wage (UMK) should not cause turmoil.

    "Hopefully there will not be any turmoil, all parties understand and feel the benefits," Aher told reporters at Gedung Sate Bandung, Monday (30/10/2017).

    Aher said if there is no turmoil on the determination of UMP / UMK 2018 it will affect the conduciveness of the business world in West Java.

    "Hopefully make the situation conducive to our business world while still running its economic action and the world of workers continue to get the convenience," said Aher.

    Meanwhile, Head of West Java Department of Manpower and Transmigration, Ferry Sofwan Arif said that the Provincial Wage Council already has a formulation of 2018 UMP figures with an increase of 8.7 percent in accordance with the Ministry of Manpower's Circular Letter dated October 13, 2017 on national inflation rate data and 2017 gross domestic product growth.

    In addition, the Provincial Wage Board of West Java on 23 October 2017 has agreed and recommend West Java UMP 2018 at the rate of Rp 1,544,360.67 which will take effect from 1 January 2018.

    "Currently being processed in West Java Province Secretariat and it is almost finished," said Ferry.

    Ferry explained West Java UMP 2017 that is Rp 1.420.624,29. The increase is at 8.25 percent of the 2016 UMP. The 2018 UMP calculation formula based on the current year's UMP or 2017 calculation is supplemented by the multiplication of UMP 2017 with the sum of the national inflation rate for the current year and the current year's gross domestic product growth rate.

    "This is in accordance with the provisions of Article 44 paragraph 2 of Government Regulation No. 78 of 2015 on wages," he concluded. (MAT)

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