The West Jakarta Government Continues to Keep Track of Foreign Workers during the Pandemic

Foreign workers

The West Jakarta Manpower and Transmigration Service (Disnakertrans) continues to keep track of foreign workers during the Covid-19 pandemic. The monitoring is carried out to anticipate foreign workers who are ‘naughty’ because they don’t complete the administration and requirements determined by the central government.

“Although we are currently focusing on PPKM, we also continue to conduct inspections of foreign workers in companies,” said Tri Yuni Wanto, Head of Supervision of the Manpower and Transmigration Office, Friday (August 6).

Every month, the Manpower and Transmigration Office routinely checks ten companies to look for the foreign workers who don’t comply with the provisions regarding the foreign workers’ use.

“If you don’t meet the requirements, we will give you an inspection note,” Tri said.

The major mistake is the foreign workers found weren’t having an Indonesian companion working in the company.

As additional information, the assistant’s task is to receive knowledge and at the same time supervise foreign workers while serving in the company.

If they (foreign workers) don’t have a companion, the Manpower and Transmigration Office orders the company to provide it. In addition, supervisors also recruit foreign workers who sit in strategic company positions such as personnel or finance. These positions shouldn’t be occupied by foreign workers.

So far, the West Jakarta Manpower and Transmigration Office hasn’t found any foreign workers who don’t meet these requirements. Even the foreign workers’ presence in the region is reduced due to the pandemic.

However, the Manpower and Transmigration Office admitted that they didn’t relax the inspection of all companies to monitor their foreign workers.