Indonesia Needs 1,785 Industrial Relations Mediators

By : Herry Barus And Aldo Bella Putra | Thursday, August 02 2018 - 21:30 IWST

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INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - The Indonesian government still needs 1,785 mediators to resolve industrial relations disputes involving workers and employers.

The Head of Sub-Directorate of Work Relations of the Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration of Sumondang in a press release received in Jakarta on Wednesday (08/01/2018) said that the current mediators were far from adequate compared to the number of companies in Indonesia.

Based on data from the Ministry of Research and Information Kemnaker 2017, the number of companies in Indonesia there are about 258,427 companies.

While the number of mediators that exist today is only 907 mediators, whereas ideally required number of 2,692 Mediators. This means that every year a mediator fosters 96 companies or company delates every month.

Thus there is a shortage of 1785 mediators because currently there is a mediator some 34 percent of the ideal needs, he said.

Therefore, the mediator must maximally provide the best, by improving the quality and improving the competence of the mediators.

So the mediator becomes innovative, professional and creative so as to be able to work in accordance with the development and the changing times, he added.

Sumondang acknowledged the development of business world and industry hence also develop industrial relations problems that demand mediator role.

It is undeniable that the mediator is the spearhead in fostering and developing harmonious, dynamic and equitable industrial relations marked by the calm of working workers and the stability of the business world, he said.

According to him the mediator has a role in resolving industrial relations disputes outside the court through bipartite negotiations first.

If an agreement between the two parties disputes is reached, the mediator will issue a Joint Agreement. However, if no agreement is reached between workers and employers, the mediator can issue recommendations. (Ant)

Jakarta - The Indonesian government still needs 1,785 mediators to resolve industrial relations disputes involving workers and employers.

The Head of Sub-Directorate of Work Relations of the Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration of Sumondang in a press release received in Jakarta on Wednesday (08/01/2018) said that the current mediators were far from adequate compared to the number of companies in Indonesia.

Based on data from the Ministry of Manpower's Research and Information Agency in 2017, there are around 258,427 companies in Indonesia.

While the number of mediators currently available is only 907 mediators, whereas ideally there are a total of 2,692 mediators. This means that every year a mediator fosters 96 companies or company delates every month.

Thus there is a shortage of 1,785 mediators because there are currently only 34 percent of the ideal mediators, he said.

Therefore, the mediator must maximally provide the best, by improving the quality and improving the competence of the mediators.

So that the mediator becomes innovative, professional and creative so that it is able to work in accordance with the development and changing times, he added.

Sumondang acknowledged the development of business and industry, so that the problems of industrial relations developed which demanded the role of mediator.

It is undeniable that the mediator is the spearhead in fostering and developing harmonious, dynamic and equitable industrial relations marked by the calm of working workers and the stability of the business world, he said.

According to him the mediator has a role in resolving industrial relations disputes outside the court through bipartite negotiations first.

If an agreement is reached between the two parties, the mediator will issue a Joint Agreement. However, if no agreement is reached between workers and employers, the mediator can issue recommendations. (Ant)

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