Jakarta’s minimum wage has increased closed to 10% from Rp3.94 million (~US$280) to Rp 4.26 million (~US$300) per month, as a result of rallies by labor unions.
The new minimum wage will come into effect on January 1 next year.
Workers in Jakarta will also receive a "Worker’s Card" that can be used to pay for public transportation and receive food subsidies through the city's trading company JakGrosir.
According to the regulation, the minimum wage increase is based on the most recent annual inflation rate and economic growth.
"The provincial government has taken into account proposals from different sides regarding the minimum wage. The new provincial minimum wage has been set in compliance with existing laws and government regulations.", mentioned Jakarta's Governor: Anies Baswedan