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Jakarta workers seek 33% rise in minimum pay

But main employer group tells Jokowi such levels would spur job cuts as companies couldn't afford higher labour cost

TOUGHER LIFE: Unions and labour groups justify their wage hike demand by citing an impending fuel price increase and rising food costs.


INDONESIAN President Joko Widodo's government is walking a tightrope as a new minimum wage is negotiated for Jakarta, seeking to balance a pro-business pledge against promises to help the nation's poor.

Workers in the capital, where Mr Joko was the governor until he won the...

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