Protection of Indonesian migrant workers should be included in the upcoming national development plan
The ILO’s Ship to Shore Rights South-East Asia Programme supports the two-day public dialogues to improve services and protection of Indonesian migrant workers. including Indonesian migrant fishers.
The state must be present for all of its citizens, including migrant workers. Therefore, it is the duty of the government to work together with all of you to improve the protection of Indonesian migrant workers."Afriansyah Noor, Vice Minister of Manpower
The Vice Minister of Manpower, Afriansyah Noor, congratulated the participants for their commitment to continue improving the protection of migrant workers in the country together with the Indonesian government. “Happy International Migrant Day! The state must be present for all of its citizens, including migrant workers. Therefore, it is the duty of the government to work together with all of you to improve the protection of Indonesian migrant workers,” he stated in his opening remarks delivered online.
The policy and regulation frameworks, including the upcoming national development plan for 2025-2029, need to address this particular sea-based migration sector."Wahyu Susilo, Executive Director of Migrant Care
“We urge the government to improve the protection of Indonesian migrant workers, including migrant fishers. Therefore, the policy and regulation frameworks, including the upcoming national development plan for 2025-2029, need to address this particular sea-based migration sector,” said Wahyu.
By better understanding the working conditions and lives at sea, we can work together to ensure that Indonesian migrant fishers can enjoy their labour rights and have a decent working condition."Albert Bonasahat, National Programme Coordinator of the ILO’s Ship to Shore Rights Southeast Asia Programme
The public dialogues concluded with the development of set of recommendations that included the importance of harmonization of policy and regulation among relevant ministries and better coordination among relevant stakeholders at both national and regional levels. These set recommendations is planned to be submitted to Bappenas which has started the development of background studies from various sectors.
The Ship to Shore Rights South-East Asia (SEA) is a multi-country, multi-annual initiative of the European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN), implemented by the ILO in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and aimed to promote regular and safe labour migration and decent work for all migrant workers in the fishing and seafood processing sectors in South-East Asia.