Indonesia: Gekanas and unions agree to reject electricity subcluster of Omnibus Law

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Trade unions met with Gekanas (the National Welfare Movement) to find common perceptions on rejecting the law that bears the potential of private companies to control electricity in the country.

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GEKANAS AND UNIONS OF ELECTRICITY SECTOR AGREE TO REJECT ELECTRICITY SUBCLUSTER OF OMNIBUS LAW

Unions of Electricity Sector met Gekanas (Gerakan Kesejahteraan Nasional or Movement of National Welfare) to find common perception on rejection of Omnibus Law, Monday (3/8/2020). The statement was stated by Chairperson of Persatuan Pegawai Indonesia Power, PS Kuncoro.

"We expressed unions of electricity sector’s main concerns and objections to Omnibus Law, especially Electricity Sub-cluster,” said Kuncoro. Gekanas also explained their concerns and objection to Omnibus Law, especially labor sub-cluster.

According to Kuncoro, Omnibus Law will remove state’s control over production branch which important for the state and affect peoples’ lives, in this case, electricity.

"In addition to that, Omnibus Law will remove the House of Representatives’ function as policy maker as well as surveillance on electricity policy. The law will also remove Regional Government’s authority related to electricity,” he added.

In this meeting, both Gekanas and Unions in electricity sector consisted of SP PLN Persero, PP Indonesia Power, and SP Pembangkit Jawa-Bali; agreed to voice the rejection against Omnibus Law, especially electricity subcluster and labor subcluster.

"We welcome this cooperation. The more elements voice labor subcluster and electricity subcluster of Omnibus Law the better,” he asserted.

Jakarta, 4 August 2020

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PS Kuncoro, Chairperson of PP Indonesia Power (HP: 08128879715)