Monday, May 27, 2019

Worker Card Helps Jakartans Fulfill Their Needs

Spectr News Theme Isny Dewi R.
11, January 2019

The Jakarta administration claimed that throughout 2018 it had distributed 3,070 worker cards to its residents, specifically those whose salaries are no more than 10 percent above the provincial minimum wage, which is Rp 3.6 million per month.

The cards have been distributed since November, 2018, with the latest simultaneous distribution event on Monday. As many as 1,564 workers in five cities across the province received cards that day. Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan symbolically handed the cards to city residents during the event, which was held at wholesale food market JakGrosir, which is managed by city-owned market operator PD Pasar Induk Kramat Jati, East Jakarta.

With the Worker Card, the city's workers are able to use Transjakarta buses for free and shop in JakGrosir, which sells affordable staple foods. Their children would also receive cash assistance distributed through the Jakarta Smart Card program that they could use to buy subsidized food such as fish, chicken and milk.

The conditions for receiving a Worker Card are workers earning no more than 10 percent above the provincial minimum wage, working in Jakarta, and having a Jakarta ID Card, and getting recommendations from the Jakarta Manpower and Transmigration Agency.

Isny Dewi R.
Isny Dewi R.