Thursday, December 18, 2008

Revise the labor code!

Chris Manning and Sudarno Sumarto say it clearly and rightly ("Monetary crises, jobs and poverty in 1998 and 2008", The Jakarta Post, 18/12/2008).
"From the point of view of saving jobs, one alternative is to revise the labor code, in the direction of encouraging greater collective bargaining of wages and working conditions. Unfortunately, any move in that direction is off the political agenda until at least after the 2009 elections".
I don't see any better alternative.

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