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22 Nov 2023


Indonesia: Over 64,000 workers laid off since 2020, largely impacting textile & footwear sector

"A total of 64,200 employees of KSPN members have been laid off since 2020", 22 November 2023


The Confederation of Nusantara Trade Unions (KSPN) noted that from early 2020 to November 2023, there have been 64,200 employees of KSPN members who have been laid off by their respective companies. Of these, as many as 7,200 employees have been laid off this year.

This layoff trend has not improved the situation and will continue for some time to come," said President of the Nusantara Trade Union Confederation Ristadi, Tuesday (21/11).

KSPN also said that the sector that cut the number of employees the most was the textile and footwear industry. This is in line with drastically reduced export demand in key markets such as Europe and the United States due to the effects of the Russia-Ukraine war...

Ristadi also highlighted the number of employees affected by the layoff policy who have not received severance pay from their original companies. There are also many employees who are paid severance pay, but with a value that is below the applicable rules.

The causes of this problem vary, for example, the company is undergoing legal proceedings. In addition, there are also companies that resign themselves to not having the money to pay severance pay to laid-off employees...

[Translation via Google Translate]