Statement of the Government of Indonesia at the 334th Session of the ILO Governing Body, Agenda item INS.3/2: “Follow-up to the resolution concerning the second recurrent discussion on social dialogue and tripartism”

November 6, 2018 Health and Labour Issues

Mr. Chairman,

Indonesia aligned itself with statement of the Asia-Pacific Group.

We take note the proposed Plan of Action covers the period of the 2018-2023.

Indonesia recognizes the importance of social dialogue, based on respect for freedom of association and effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining, in designing policies to promote social justice. However, we would like to underline that there is no one-size-fits all approach in organizing social dialogues.

The mechanism and form of national social dialogues should be developed based on national circumstances. On this note, the Government of Indonesia has established National Tripartite Cooperation Agency on both national and local levels. We have also established National and Regional Wages Council, the National Occupational Safety and Health Council, as well as the National Productivity Council.

Mr. Chairman, now allow me to share our views on the four components corresponding to the Plan of Action:

First, on building capacity of constituents and strengthening development cooperation

We are of the view on the significance of strengthening national tripartite institutions, labour administrations, and dispute prevention and resolution bodies. Indonesia acknowledges that the investment on institution of dialogue is essential to ensure constructive social dialogue. Therefore, we encourage the ILO International Training Centre to further enhance its capacity building and training programmes to serve the needs of the ILO constituents in the region. In this regard, Indonesia supports the basic approach to capacity building and development cooperation, as contained in Paragraph 7 of Document GB.334/INS/3/2 which is  aimed to achieve coherent and

Coordinated programme, and that duplication and piecemeal activities are avoided, so as to achieve maximum impact with the limited resources available.

Second, on enhancing research and training.

Indonesia supports to plan of the Office to expand database on industrial relations and social dialogue. In this regard, we underline the importance of ensuring accessibility of the database to all policy makers. The development of user-friendly policy and training tools is important to enhance the capacity of the constituents, should be achieved also with consideration of countries with limited access to internet, and the need to translate the policy and training tools into national languages of Members.

Third, the standard related action

We welcome the Office’s technical assistant to countries undertaking reforms to their legal frameworks on freedom of association, collective bargaining, social dialogue and tripartism. However, the assistant should be based on tailor-made approach and developed in close cooperation with the concern countries’ priorities and in line with the Decent Work Country Programme.

Indonesia also welcomes the High-level event on freedom of association and collective bargaining during the ILO Centenary year. It is our hope that the event will provide opportunity to further promote the Fundamental Principles of the Right of Works.

Last, on enhancing policy coherence.

Indonesia supports the initiative of the ILO to promote strategic partnership with broader United Nations and development communities at the global, regional and national level. However, this should be conducted with a view to preserve the unique nature and mandate of ILO, particularly the conduct of social dialogue and tripartism.

Indonesia welcomes the establishment of a small coordination team to operationalize the Plan of Action and look forward for the review on the implementation which will be regularly reported to the Governing Body. I thank you.

Geneva, 6 November 2018





Left to right : Mr. Muhammad Iswandi Hari – Director for Labour Law Enforcement Development Ministry of Manpower of Indonesia, Ms. Haiyani Rumondang – Director General for Industrial Relations and Social Security Ministry of Manpower of Indonesia, Ms. Rina Setyawati – Permanent MIssion of Indonesia in Geneva (doc. Mission of Indonesia to the UN in Geneva)