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Indonesia Encourages the ILO to Improve Workers Migration
Sabtu, 11 November 2017 | 05:48 WIB
Hasan Kleib and Haiyani Rumondang - [biro humas kemnaker]

Skalanews - Indonesia encourages the International Labor Organization (ILO) to improve the governance of workers migration globally.

This was confirmed by the Director General of the Industrial Relations and Workers' Social Security (JSK) Directorate of the Indonesian Ministry of Labor, Haiyani Rumondang, in a statement before the 331st session of the Governing Body (GB) of ILO in Geneva, Switzerland on Thursday (8/11).

"Fair and effective labor migration management is crucial to ensuring the protection of migrant workers' rights. Because the protection of migrant workers is a priority issue for Indonesia, the Government of Indonesia will continue to support global efforts, including strengthening the role of the ILO, in improving the governance of labor migration in at various levels," said Director General of Haiyani in front of the Director-General of the ILO and all member countries, representatives of workers and employers of GBO ILO members.

Haiyani added that Indonesia supports the ILO's initiative to increase technical assistance to member countries in developing skills for migrant workers to be aligned with global job market demand.

She also emphasized that Indonesia has also developed various training programs to improve the skills and competence of Indonesian migrant workers conducted by 281 training centers in various regions of Indonesia.

"In this meeting GB has approved the ILO's Action Plan for Effective and Fair Labor Migration Management. The Action Plan is a follow-up to a resolution adopted at the International Labor Conference (ILC) meeting in June 2017 and will be implemented in the next five years," said Ambassador Hasan Kleib, Permanent Representative of Indonesia to the UN, WTO and the Organization International Other in Geneva.

Ambassador Hasan Kleib also emphasized that in the implementation of the Action Plan, the ILO plans to develop an ILOSTAT database on labor migration in various regions by referring to the model that has been developed by the ILO in ASEAN.

This is in line with government of Indonesia's efforts that also continue to develop an integrated migrant worker database to improve the protection of Indonesian migrant workers.

The governance of migrant workers is one of the key issues discussed during the 331 GB sessions of the ILO sessions held in Geneva, Switzerland from 30 October 2017 to 9 November 2017.

GB is the executive body of the ILO composed of 56 countries where Indonesia currently serves as Deputy Member and has the mandate to decide on ILO policies, budgets and programs. (deddi bayu/Frida Astuti)