Workers’ Participation in Indonesia

  • Michele FordEmail author
  • George Martin Sirait


Ford and Sirait assess the impact of industrial relations reform on workers’ participation at the firm level in Indonesia. Having explained the changing structure of Indonesia’s economy and regulatory framework for industrial relations, this chapter examines firm-level channels for workers’ participation including bipartite cooperative structures and collective bargaining processes. The chapter demonstrates that while opportunities for workers’ participation at the enterprise level have increased dramatically with the reorientation of the regulatory and institutional frameworks of industrial relations, practices are largely yet to follow suit. It concludes that the likelihood of further progress is dependent on better implementation of legally mandated industrial relations processes and growth in the reach and effectiveness of the trade union movement.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sydney Southeast Asia CentreThe University of SydneyCamperdownAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Business AdministrationAtma Jaya Catholic UniversityJakartaIndonesia

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