Proceedings of the Riau Annual Meeting on Law and Social Sciences (RAMLAS 2019)

Strengthening the Regional Wage Council Through the Formation and Construction of Unions in Regency/City

Authors
Khairani Khairani, Yuliandri Yuliandri, Romi Romi, Trie Rahmi Gettari, Arianto Ramadhan
Corresponding Author
Khairani Khairani
Available Online 29 May 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200529.271How to use a DOI?
Keywords
wage council, labor organization
Abstract

This study aims to obtain steps that can be done to form Wage Councils in Regency / City areas so that regency / city minimum wages can be set. The current position of the wage council is very strategic due to its recommendations by the governor and/or regent/mayor to set the minimum wage in certain region. The wage council was formed based on the decree of the minister, governor and/or the regency/district in accordance with its position at the national level. This study uses a sociological juridical approach method using Primary and secondary data obtained from research on the objects studied and document studies through literature research and interviews with the unions, labor agencies and the wage council of West Sumatra Province. The results showed that the wage council is a tripartite institution in the field of wage whose membership consist of government elements, labor union, and entrepreneurs. Those institutions must be in the wage council. Unions are a platform for worker to organize and fight for their rights. One of the functions of the Union is as one component that must be in the wage council as contained in art 25 No.21 of 2000, said that the unions are entitled to establish institutions or doing something who related to improve the worker’s welfare/labour; the union is represented by one of the unions in the district/city for the wage council, and the union for the wage council in the provincial area. The existence of this union is very important in the organizational of the wage of remuneration in decisive and determined the size of wages set. The existing unions are not directly proportional to the number of companies, meaning that not all companies have unions. This is caused by the difficulty of workers to organize because various factors, among others, are influenced by the working relationship is a contract or outsourcing. Even though there is a union but the existence of unions which can represent workers there is no certainty because of differences in regulation within Act. No.21 of 2000 about Labor Union Act.No.13 of 2003 about Labor Law. According to Law No. 21, there are unions formed within a company and outside the company, as well as Law No. 13 of 2003, but it is not explained which can represent workers in a tripartite institution whether there are only unions in a company or can also be in outside the company. The obscurity raises debate thus difficulty of forming a wage council in some areas, including West Sumatera.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the Riau Annual Meeting on Law and Social Sciences (RAMLAS 2019)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
29 May 2020
ISBN
10.2991/assehr.k.200529.271
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200529.271How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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