News and press releases
This is a list of official ILO press releases issued by the ILO office in Jakarta and Timor-Leste. Some are available in multiple languages, indicated on the top of each release. The most recent release is at the top.
Bipartite dialogues improve productivity of the palm oil industry and make business more resilient
22 February 2023
Upholding the rights to freedom of association and collective bargaining is found to be a foundation for improving productivity and increasing number of workers joining trade unions that lead to the advanced protection of workers’ rights in palm oil sector.
Employers’ and workers’ organizations of the palm oil sector join forces to promote bipartite cooperation through social dialogues
16 February 2023
The Indonesian Palm Oil Association (GAPKI) and the Indonesian Trade Union Network for Palm Oil (JAPBUSI) sign a Joint Declaration to address decent work deficits in the sector, promote labour compliance and enhance the image of Indonesia’s palm oil industry for sustainability.
A new private sector working group to promote decent work and sustainable growth in Indonesia’s fishing industry
14 February 2023
Supported by the ILO’s 8.7 Accelerator Lab Multi Partner Fund, employers’ organisations and their members’ fishing companies, form a working group to address existing labour challenges and promote decent work.
Gender-responsive labour inspection to promote workplace free from harassment
07 February 2023
The Ministry of Manpower, with support from the ILO’s Improving Workers’ Rights in Indonesian Rural Sectors with a focus on Women Project, mainstreams gender responsive approach to its labour inspection system to prevent violence, harassment and discrimination at work.
Timor-Leste launches its 2021 Labour Force Survey Report
26 January 2023
The General Directorate of Statistics (GDS) of the Ministry of Finance, the Secretariat of State for Vocational Training and Employment (SEFOPE), together with the International Labour Organization (ILO) is launching the 2021 Timor-Leste Labour Force Survey Report today on 26 January 2023.
ILO launches the first gender equality and social inclusion handbook for Higher Education Institutions
24 January 2023
This handbook is designed to be used in Gender Equality, Disabilities and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) training for staff and students in all types of vocational education and training institutions across Indonesia.
Sexual harassment measures implemented in Indonesia polytechnics
23 January 2023
The ILO has helped develop measures to address sexual harassment and violence in Indonesia’s higher education institutes.
Indonesia continues to strengthen its efforts to ensure workplace safety and health
18 January 2023
The ILO supports the efforts taken by the Ministry of Manpower to strengthen its national policies and programmes on occupational safety and health (OSH) through the publication of the 2022 National OSH Profile.
Economic slowdown likely to force workers to accept lower quality jobs
16 January 2023
Faltering global employment growth and the pressure on decent working conditions risk undermining social justice, according to the ILO’s World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2023 report.
The first job fair for disabilities in Central Java, offering a greater access to employment for persons with disabilities
29 December 2022
The ILO in collaboration with Provincial Government of Central Java and Better Work Indonesia organize a two-day first job fair for disabilities to provide better employment opportunities for persons with disabilities.