Number of Petitioners of Job Creation Law Reduced

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Monday, May 3, 2021 | 14:19 WIB

Panel chaired by Deputy Chief Justice Aswanto leaving the courtroom after examining a petition by the Federation of Cigarette, Tobacco, Food, and Beverage Workers - All-Indonesian Workers Union Indonesia and 661 individual petitioners, Monday (3/5/2021). Photo by Humas MK/Ilham.

JAKARTA, Public Relations—The Constitutional Court’s (MK) justice panel consisting of Deputy Chief Justice Aswanto and Constitutional Justices Arief Hidayat and Manahan M. P. Sitompul held the petition revision hearing of Law No. 11 of 2020 on Job Creation on Monday, May 3, 2021.

Through their attorney, the petitioners of case No. 4/PUU-XIX/2021 conveyed the revisions to the petition regarding the record of oath and advocate card in the Petitioners’ powers of attorney as well as the elaboration to the articles to review. In addition, the number of petitioners was reduced by one person, making it 661.

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The general chairman of the Federation of Chemical, Energy, and Mine Workers Union - All-Indonesian Workers Union Indonesia R. Abdullah along with 662 other petitioners challenge Law No. 11 of 2020 on Job Creation. The petition has the highest number of petitioners ever in the Court’s history.

The Petitioners through their attorney filed for formal and material judicial review of the law. In the petition, they request that the law be declared in violation of lawmaking provisions according to the 1945 Constitution and, thus, not legally binding. They also request that the Court declare the a quo norms unconstitutional or conditionally unconstitutional and that several articles in Law No. 13 of 2003 on Manpower be declared valid and legally binding.

Writer        : Nano Tresna Arfana
Editor        : Lulu Anjarsari P.
PR            : Raisa Ayudhita P.
Translator  : Yuniar Widiastuti (NL)

Translation uploaded on 5/4/2021 09:30 WIB

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