BANDUNG - The Regional Government of West Java Province has set a 2019 Provincial Minimum Wage (UMP) of Rp1,668,372.83, up from the previous year of Rp1,544,360.67, up 8.03%.
The establishment of this UMP is based on Law Number 13 of 2003 concerning Manpower, Government Regulation Number 78 of 2015 concerning Wages, West Java Provincial Regulation Number 16 of 2015 concerning Amendments to West Java Provincial Regulation Number 6 of 2014 concerning Managing Employment.
In addition, another legal basis is the Letter of the Minister of Manpower Number: B.240 / M-Naker / PHIJSK-Upah / X / 2018 dated 15 October 2018 relating to the data on national inflation rates and the growth of the 2018 Gross Domestic Product, as well as the Board Chair Recommendation Letter West Java Province Wages Number: 561/34 / Z / Depeprov October 24, 2018 related to the recommendation of the West Java Province Minimum Wage for 2019.
While the Provincial Minimum Wage calculation formula is based on economic growth of 5.15% and national inflation of 2.88%. Thus the increase in UMP was 8.03%.
West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil said that the determination of the UMP was to ensure that all workers in West Java get the minimum wage from the UMP figure. Even though in reality the stipulation of MSEs in 27 districts / cities is usually higher or not the same as the UMP.
"This UMP is to ensure that all those working in the West Java Province are no less than the numbers (UMP 2019) mentioned earlier," said Emil, Ridwan Kamil's nickname at a press conference that was packaged in the Japri (West Java Information) event in Gedung Sate, Bandung City, Thursday (1/11/18).
With the stipulation of the West Java Provincial Minimum Wage (UMP) in 2019, the Regency / City Minimum Wage in the area of West Java Province must be greater than the West Java Provincial Minimum Wage (UMP) in 2019. This decree comes into force on January 1, 2019.
Emil further revealed that ideal wages are wages given in accordance with the field of work. So from that there is a UMP discourse for labor intensive.
"Because of this labor intensive industry the average is not able to be equated with other MSEs," Emil said.
Revoke Governor Regulation Number 54 of 2018
On this occasion, Governor Emil also announced that his party revoked Governor Regulation Number 54 of 2018. This was done because the Governor Regulation was not in accordance with West Java's Birth Vision and mission.
"I revoked Governor Regulation Number 54 Year 2018 according to the demands of the workers," said Emil.
"After I learned, the regulation did not yet contain the new governor's vision and mission and was indeed signed before our inauguration," he added.
For this reason, Emil added, his office will open a dialogue room for workers to accommodate certain points in the Governor's Office.
"We will review in a not too long time to be refined, revised to become a binding regulation again," he said.