Wage Problems in Indonesia in the Human Rights Perspective (Case of Inappropriate Wages for Pot Workers in Tangerang)

Main Article Content

Zahra Zara Mahasin
Firqotun Naziah
Ridwan Arifin


This paper analyzes the fulfillment of rights for workers in the case in Tangerang (fulfillment of a decent salary). Whereas, one form of the implementation of the mandate of the 1945 Constitution in realizing decent livelihoods, especially for workers, is the minimum wage policy based on Law No. 13 of 2003 concerning Manpower which aims to provide protection for workers and their families, this is stated by clear in consideration of letter (d) of Law Number 13 of 2003 concerning Manpower, namely that the protection of labor is intended to guarantee the basic rights of workers and guarantee equal opportunity and treatment without discrimination on any basis to realize the welfare of workers and their families with still pay attention to the development progress of the business world. The disharmony in employment relations or labor turmoil is mostly caused by wage problems that are felt to be still very low. The low level of wages in Indonesia is caused by the abundant supply of labor, the level of labor skills is very low, and the government has an interest and seeks to create and expand employment opportunities.

Article Details

How to Cite
Mahasin, Z. Z., Naziah, F., & Arifin, R. (2020). Wage Problems in Indonesia in the Human Rights Perspective (Case of Inappropriate Wages for Pot Workers in Tangerang). The Indonesian Journal of International Clinical Legal Education, 2(1), 1-14. https://doi.org/10.15294/ijicle.v2i1.37326
Research Article



Undang-Undang Nomor 13 Tahun 2003 Tentang Ketenagakerjaan.

Undang-undang Nomor 39 Tahun 1999 Tentang Hak Asasi Manusia.


Abdul Hakim, Aspek hukum pengupahan berdasarkan UU no 13 tahun 2003, Bandung: PT Citra Aditya. 2006.

Uwiyono, Aloysius., dkk. Asas-Asas Hukum Perburuhan. Jakarta: PT. RajaGrafindo Persada. 2014.

Kartasapoetra, g. dan Rience Indraningsih, Pokok-pokok Hukum Perburuhan. Cet. 1. Bandung: Armico Bandung.1982.

Asikin, Zainal., dkk. Dasar-dasar Hukum Perburuhan. Jakarta: PT. RajaGransindo Persada. 2012.


Widyawati, Anis. ”Kajian Hukum Internasional Terhadap HAM”. Jurnal Ilmu Hukum Pandecta Vol. 2, no. 2. 2008.

Supriyanto, Bambang Heri.”Penegakkan Hukum Mengenai Hak Asasi Manusia (HAM) Menurut Hukum Positif di Indonesia”. Jurnal Al-Azhar Indonesia Seri Pranata Sosial Vol. 2, No. 3. 2014.

Margaret McAuliffe deGuzman, 'The Road from Roma:The Developing Law of Crimes against Humanity" HumanFights Quorterlv.Vol 22. 2000. Hal 335-403.

Iskandar, Pranoto. “Tindak Penyiksaan dan Hukum Internasional”. Jurnal Ilmu Hukum Pandecta. Vol.6. No.2.2011.

Most read articles by the same author(s)

1 2 3 4 > >>