Saturday, June 07, 2008

30% Wage Increase

Labour unions demand that Indonesian workers get a 30% wage increase.

Remember that labour unions generally only look after their own workers. Union workers work in well regulated industries, I suspect most Indonesians don't work in industries where minimum wages are enforced.

When the unions talk about workers they're talking about the lucky few that have relatively good jobs. Hiking minimum wages by 30% may help the lucky few who work in more formal sectors but will leave the rest out in the cold.

1 comment:

M said...

yes. i don't see FNPBI and Dita Indah Sari on the list. it's the working class labour association in indonesia.