The Concept of Proper Wages for Workers Based on Social Justice

Suci Flambonita, Abdul Rachmad Budiono, Iwan Permadi, Abdul Madjid


The phenomenon of worker remuneration systems experiences fluctuating and situational developments. The development of increasingly complicated situations in economic, social, cultural, and political correlation encourages the state (government) to be involved in legal protection of the for workers' welfare including the right of workers to get proper wages. With the involvement of the state in manpower field, as the responsibility of the state, namely determining the interests of the community in order to build prosperity as mandated by the Indonesia Constitution of 1945 in Article 27 (2) and Article 28D (2), which are translated into Law Number 13 of 2003 concerning manpower as applicable rule. This research study is a legal research, which examines laws and regulations in a coherent legal system. The conceptual approach to the regulations (statute approach) is then analyzed using analytical prescriptive. The indicators of worker’s welfare in Indonesia, especially wages, with the provisions of the legislation that regulates "minimum wages" as a the basis for providing proper wages for workers must be heeded by employers who employ person or a group of people in business activities. Wages are important for workers laborers fulfilling their daily needs properly and creating a prosperous society in accordance with the constitutional mandate in Indonesia.

Keywords: wages, home base workers, social justice

DOI: 10.7176/JLPG/82-13

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