This is a list of official ILO feature stories issued by the ILO office in Jakarta and Timor-Leste. Some are available in multiple languages, indicated on the top of each stories. The most recent stories is at the top.
21 October 2012
Fans of the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tales may remember the story of “The Elves and the Shoemaker.” It was the tale of a humble shoemaker and his wife who struggled with business until mysterious elves came to help in the middle of the night. The elves made fancy shoes and the couple became the richest shoemakers in the country. And while the story is more than 200 years old, it still rings true, especially when looking at today’s fashion industry.
17 October 2012
PT Mubarokfood Cipta Delicia in Kudus, Central Java, is one of the pilot enterprises of the ILO-SCORE programmes. After joining the ILO-SCORE programme in 2011, the company has witnessed increased productivity, better working conditions and improved communication between management and workers. Mubarokfood also managed to reduce the number of reworked and rejected products.
15 October 2012
Angela Friska is a disabled person working as a consultant whose specific assignment is to manage the program for disabled people in ILO-Better Work Indonesia. She has grown up with a hearing impairment, but her condition has not caused her to withdraw from her surroundings. To the contrary, her disability has encouraged her to relentlessly fight for the rights of disabled people to enjoy equal opportunities in employment.
20 September 2012
The aftermath of the tsunami which hit the Mentawai Islands in 2010 had significant impact on local communities of Mentawai, including Lilis Suryani and her family. It became very difficult to attain a decent income as the residents from her village had relocated to higher ground, leaving their previous jobs in Bulasat village and resulting in a profit decrease. By Gita Lingga, the ILO's Communications Officer for Indonesia and Timor-Leste
12 July 2012
An opinion-editorial by Dede Sudono, Project Officer of Child Labor and Education Programme, and Tauvik Muhamad, Programme Officer, ILO-Jakarta, focusing on the importance of 'second chance' education for Indonesian children in order to increase their employability and access to the future globalized labour market. The opinion article was published by the Jakarta Post on 12 July.
05 July 2012
Cooperatives have played an important role in Indonesia by helping to boost growth, reduce poverty and promote social cohesion. As the world celebrates the UN International Day of Cooperatives, Gita Lingga reports on a successful project involving rural women in the Maluku islands.
04 June 2012
An opinion-editorial by Peter van Rooij, Country Director of the ILO in Indonesia, highlighting decent work indicators of Indonesia ranging from the labor force participation rates of men and women, social protection, progress made in reducing child labour, to the hours people work and the wages they receive. The opinion article was published by the Jakarta Post on 4 June.
01 May 2012
An opinion-editorial by Tauvik Muhamad, Programme Officer, ILO-Jakarta, focusing on the Indonesian labour movement and the urgency for the unions to come up with more strategic thinking and sustainable means of influencing the policy-making process. The opinion article was published by the Jakarta Post on 1 May.
14 April 2012
An opinion-editorial by Tauvik Muhamad, Programme Officer, ILO-Jakarta, capturing the important linkages between the fuel-price policy and the implementation of the social protection floor in Indonesia. The opinion article was published by the Jakarta Post on 14 April.
26 March 2012
An opinion-editorial by Tauvik Muhamad, Programme Officer, ILO-Jakarta, raising key questions regarding minimum wage mechanisms and fixing-systems. The opinion article was published by the Jakarta Globe on 26 March.