Workers' education in Indonesia

Journal of European Industrial Training

ISSN: 0309-0590

Article publication date: 1 March 2000




(2000), "Workers' education in Indonesia", Journal of European Industrial Training, Vol. 24 No. 2/3/4.



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Workers' education in Indonesia

Workers' education in Indonesia

Industrial relations, including trade union registration and the prevention and settlement of labour disputes consistent with the fundamental principles and rights at work - particularly freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining - are part of the ongoing labour law reform programme which is being implemented in Indonesia. The programme builds on consultation, with the social partners and other concerned groups, with technical assistance from the International Labour Office (ILO) and funding support from the Dutch government.

The ILO's Bureau for Workers Activities and the UK Government's Department for International Development (DFID) support this process with a workers' education project, a contribution to the development of strong, democratic and accountable trade union organizations, good industrial relations, and better working and living conditions for workers. The immediate objectives are to strengthen trade unions' ability to participate effectively at the local level in collective bargaining, to develop local union structures and capacity in delivering education programmes, handling health and safety issues and promoting equal opportunities.

For further information, please contact the ILO Indonesian Workers' Education project office in Jakarta. Tel: +6221/759 04073. Fax: +6221/769 1406. E-mail:

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