Govt to push ratification of PPRT bill to be expedited

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Joko Widodo
President Joko Widodo. (Source: Instagram @Jokowi)

Jakarta, IO – The government reiterated its commitment to expedite the ratification of the Domestic Workers Protection (PPRT) bill. Manpower Minister Ida Fauziyah said the bill is crucial as it will serve as the legal basis to strengthen protection for domestic workers and solve the employment issues that plague them so far, reported CNN Indonesia, Wednesday (25/1).

According to her, collaboration in providing protection for domestic workers must be integrated from the upstream to the downstream.

President Joko Widodo earlier reiterated his wish for the bill to be passed soon. He has also asked Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly and Ida Fauziyah to lobby the House to immediately discuss the bill which has been included on this year’s National Legislation Program (Prolegnas) priority list.

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The bill has been stalled since 2004. The deliberation of the bill by the House’s Legislative Body (Baleg) was completed in 2020. It was then decided by the House’s Steering Committee (Bamus). The government and the House then agreed to bring the bill to the plenary session to be ratified. However, it was suddenly postponed. (un)