Manpower minister urges firms, workers to adhere to emergency PPKM

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Manpower Minister Ida Fauziyah called on company’s management and workers to conform to the government’s policy on emergency public activities restriction (PPKM) in effect in Java and Bali on July 3-20, 2021.

“The government’s policy to implement emergency PPKM is the best effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. All parties must comply with it for our common safety, and this effort is our shared responsibility,” Minister Fauziyah noted in an official statement here on Saturday.

The minister stressed that compliance by all parties in following health protocols, as stipulated in the emergency PPKM, is part of the efforts to protect business continuity whilst ensuring safety and safeguarding the health of employees at the workplace.

The health and safety of workers is a top priority that can be ensured by implementing strict health protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at the workplace.

By following the rules set out in the emergency PPKM policy and stringently implementing health protocols, Fauziyah is optimistic that the spread of COVID-19 at the workplace would be stopped.

If conditions return to normal, the minister is upbeat about a gradual recovery in work productivity and business continuity as well as economic improvement.

Furthermore, Fauziyah ensured that the ministry had instructed labor inspectors at the central and regional levels to assist the COVID-19 Task Force in guarding the implementation of emergency PPKM in their respective regions.

Minister Fauziyah also called on employers, trade and labor unions, as well as all workers to step up social dialog and work together for survival amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We must admit that conditions during this pandemic are very difficult for everyone. However, we must endure it. Hence, the government, employers, and workers should work together more closely, so that we can face this pandemic well,” the minister stated.

Source: Antara News