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23 Jun 2020

Electronics Watch and Sedane Labour Resource Center

Indonesia: Electronics workers face lack of working hours and income, lack of legally mandated severance pay, health and safety concerns

"The Impact of COVID-19 on Electronics Workers in Indonesia", 23 June 2020

Alfian Al-Ayubby Pelu, LIPS (Sedane Labour Resource Center) [an Electronics Watch monitoring partner, reports on impacts of COVID-19 on electronics workers in Indonesia:]

  • ... Working hours in some factories have been reduced, therefore income is decreased ...
  • Some factories have been closed down, such as in Batam, one of the important electronics production hubs where 13,000 workers have been laid off. Many of these workers didn’t receive the severance pay as mandated by law. …
  • Some other factories continue to operate such as in West Java province, … however in these factories, Covid prevention mechanisms are mostly ignored. Many workers are not given proper personal protective equipment, workers testify that the production lines continues as normally, with limited physical distancing among workers. … A facial mask is only provided every month. Many workers have to purchase masks themselves …