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Menstrual Leave Rights for Women Workers You Need to Know

Spectr News Theme Isny Dewi R.
17, February 2020

Do you know that in Indonesia, women workers have menstrual leave? Yes, this is not yet known by many workers, especially women workers. Even if someone already knows, they are still reluctant to apply for menstruation leave, for several reasons.

In fact, menstruation who always come every once a month often cause very disturbing pain. In fact, there are some women who fainted because they could not bear the pain. Menstruation is also make mood and mind bad.

If menstruation is so heavy that it is difficult to carry out any activity, maybe it's time for you to use menstruation leave. For information, the government has actually arranged menstruation leave rights for women workers.

The right to menstruation leave in Indonesia is regulated in UU Nomor 13 Tahun 2003 Pasal 81 ayat (1) concerning about Employment. The regulation reads, "Women workers / laborers who experience menstrual pain and notify employers, are not required to work on the first and second days of menstruation".

The right of leave when menstruation is included in the work agreement, so the corporate can’t refuse the application for the leave. "Implementation of the provisions referred to in ayat (1) shall be regulated in a work agreement, company regulations, or collective labor agreement," reads ayat (2).

With the existence of this regulation, it is clear that women workers are entitled to receive the right to take leave when menstruating every month for one to two days as stipulated in a mutual agreement and are binding on both parties.

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Isny Dewi R.
Isny Dewi R.