groups and labor unions in 20 provinces in Indonesia, Thursday (29/09/2016), staged to demand the repeal of tax amnesty or forgiveness taxes.
Labor action conducted simultaneously in 20 provinces, including East Java, Central Java, Banten, West Java, Aceh, North Sumatra, Riau Islands (Batam), Gorontalo, North Sulawesi, West Sulawesi. Lodging in Greater Jakarta, the action will be concentrated in Jakarta. Mass action will gather in Horse Statue Indosat and partly in the City Hall.
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In this action, the workers carrying two tuntuntan, first Revoke PP 78/2015 – Cheap and Reject Wage Increase Minimum Wage Year 2017 Amounting to 650 thousand, and the second was rejected Tax Amnesty Law, said President of the Confederation of Indonesian Trade Unions (KSPI) Said Iqbal Jakarta.
Labor rate, Wage Regulation No.78 / 2015 against the provisions stipulated in Law No.13 of 2003, particularly with respect to minimum wage setting mechanisms.
Minimum wage in PP 78/2015 is based only on inflation and economic growth, while in Act 13 of 2003, setting a minimum wage based Living Needs (KHL) conducted through surveys and discussion KHL Wage Council.
Labor rate, the minimum wage increase in 2017 is the ideal of 650 thousand. This figure is based on a market survey conducted ASPECT Indonesia and KSPI using 60 items. Thus, the origin of the workers do not ask for a raise. But based on the data and the necessities of life.
Related to Forgiveness Tax Act (Tax Amnesty), reason why workers rejected the tax amnesty, because of discriminatory tax amnesty. According to him, tax amnesty is a form of punishment for those who obey pay taxes. Abiding people pay no tax relief (even if fined), but on the other hand, those who do not pay taxes just forgiven.
Reasons labor action issues related to taxation according to the state treasury became so big so that it can finance various development programs, particularly welfare and social security programs.
Among these can cover more of benefits for maternal, child education benefits or free school to college, health insurance, unemployment assurance, transportation services, and low-cost housing for the people, and the allowance of teachers.