Indonesia is considering a controversial Law that may weaken labour rights. As we stated in our earlier article, amfori is against this course of action. That’s why, alongside a group of companies, civil society organisations and business organisations, amfori has decided to sign a joint letter addressed to President Joko Widodo and the Speaker of the People’s Representative Council in Indonesia, Puan Maharain.
The letter urges Indonesia’s Government to ensure that any amendments to current labour laws remain consistent with international standards of labour rights as stipulated in ILO Conventions, and to take into account the detrimental effects such changes entail for trade unions.
amfori believes that governments should not hide behind the COVID-19 outbreak to lower labour standards. Any recovery plan must be based on long term considerations, where neither the planet nor people are sacrificed for the sake of the economy.
Last June, amfori signed a letter to India’s Prime Minister Modi and published the position paper ‘Post-lockdown Labour Rights: Recovering with purpose’ in order to urge governments to adopt a long-term perspective in times of crisis, placing sustainability concerns at the heart of recovery plans.
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