Govt to consider providing aid amid lay-off wave
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Jakarta, Nov. 24 -- The government will consider providing assistance to workers or corporations to address the wave of lay-offs that is sweeping the country, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati has said.
"We will look at which instruments can be assisted and who will be helped, be they the corporations or their workers," she informed during a press conference on APBN KITA (Our State Budget), which was followed online from Jakarta on Thursday.
She said she will discuss a policy mix to deal with the lay-off wave with various parties, including Bank Indonesia (BI), the Financial Services Authority (OJK), the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs, the Manpower Ministry, and the Workers Social Security Agency (BPJS Ketenagakerjaan)....
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