Jakarta, wapresri.go.id – Vice President KH Ma’ruf Amin attended the G20 Labor and Employment Ministers’ Meeting, which was held in Bali, virtually from the Vice President’s Official Residence, Jalan Diponegoro Number 2, Jakarta, Wednesday (14/09/2022).

In his remarks, the Vice President conveyed that it was necessary to strengthen social protection for workers affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. This could be done, among others, by ensuring the fulfillment of workers’ rights through the provision of adaptive assistance and aid, according to the conditions that occurred.

“In Indonesia, this is part of the National Economic Recovery Program, in the form of the Wage Subsidy Assistance Program, the Pre-Employment Card Program, the Micro Business Productive Assistance Program, and the Labor Intensive Program at Ministries/Institutions and Local Governments,” said the Vice President.

In addition to direct assistance, on the other hand, the Vice President also revealed that it was important to strengthen the innovation and literacy capabilities of workers, especially in fields that would create new jobs in the future, such as digital technology and the green economy. Because, in the future, innovation and digitalization were important assets in facing increasingly rapid and sophisticated global competition.

“For example, the Indonesian government continues to improve the digital literacy of MSME actors so that the target of 30 million MSMEs entering the digital ecosystem by 2024 can be achieved,” he explained.

Meanwhile, from the aspect of capability, the Vice President also emphasized how important to increase Skills in an effort to increase the competitiveness of Indonesian workers’ Human Resources (HR) at the national and global levels. These efforts, he added, could be carried out through skilling, re-skilling and up-skilling which were carried out continuously.

“In this regard, Indonesia continues to build Community Work Training Centers to meet the needs of vocational training with collaboration between the Government, the private sector/industry and academia/higher education,” concluded the Vice President. (DMA/LHS, BPMI – Setwapres)