The Plural Regulation of Work in Indonesia: Implications for 'Formalising the Informal'
Petra Mahy (Department of Business Law & Taxation, Monash Business School)
Abstrak: This seminar will present the comparative results of a series of interviews with restaurant workers in Yogyakarta, Bandung and Manado. Taking a regulation approach, the research examines the ways in which formal labour laws interact with informal norms and institutions to regulate work arrangements in the three cities. Interviewees were asked a range of semi-structured questions covering the full scope of work arrangements including recruitment, contracts and agreements, work conditions, discipline, social security, ending the work arrangement, knowledge of labour law, and personal attitudes towards work. From this material, the laws and norms actually regulating working conditions were inferred. Despite these three cities having different political, economic and social contexts, the research results indicated consistent content and roles for informal forms of regulation and in the ways that formal and informal regulation interact to determine work arrangements. The seminar will conclude with a reflection on the policy implications of this research for efforts to shift more workers under the umbrella of formal labour law.
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FKP schedule for year 2018 is as follows. Please send an email to Forum.Kajian.Pembangunan@gmail.com if you would like the schedule to be sent directly to your inbox.
March: FEB Universitas Hasanuddin and Akademi Ilmuwan Muda Indonesia (ALMI)
April: Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia (LIPI)
May: LPEM and LD, FEB Universitas Indonesia
June: RCCC Universitas Indonesia and World Resources Institute (WRI) Indonesia
September: Article 33
October: SMERU Research Institute
November: CEDS Universitas Padjadjaran & FE Universitas Sriwijaya