Governor Baswedan increases Jakarta’s minimum wage to 5.1%

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Jakarta (ANTARA) – Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has decided to revise and increase the minimum wage in the province by up to 5.1% to Rp 4,641,854 from the initial increase of 0, 85% at 4,453,935 Rp.

“With the increase in the minimum wage, we hope that the purchasing power of people or workers will not decrease,” Baswedan noted here on Saturday.

Thus, with the increase of 5.1%, the province’s minimum wage will increase by Rp 225,667 in 2022, compared to the 2021 minimum wage of Rp 4,416,186. The revised increase is also greater than the increase. initial 0.85%, which is Rp 37,749.

The governor noted that the government had decided to revise the increase on the basis of a study conducted by BI which predicted Indonesia’s economic growth to be between 4.7 and 5.5 percent in 2022.

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Inflation should be under control, at three percent, or within a range of two to four percent.

Likewise, the study by the Institute for the Development of Economy and Finance (INDEF) projects Indonesia’s economic growth at 4.3% in 2022.

Baswedan explained that the decision was also based on review and further discussion with all relevant stakeholders, in a spirit of caution amid the economic pace of Jakarta, which is starting to shift.

“With an increase of Rp 225,000 per month, workers can use the extra amount to meet their daily needs,” he added.

The governor stressed that the decision to increase the minimum wage in Jakarta province respects the principle of justice for workers, businesses and the Jakarta provincial government.

“We believe that this 5.1% increase is adequate for workers and still affordable for employers. It will also increase the purchasing power of the population. It is a form of appreciation for workers and also of appreciation. enthusiasm for the growth of the economy and the business world “. he noted.

In addition to increasing the province’s minimum wage, the government of Jakarta is also working to improve the welfare of workers and reduce their cost of living by providing assistance in transportation services, providing affordable food and personal education assistance for working families.

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