In order to achieve the BWI objectives, the programme has been working closely with the Indonesian Ministry of Manpower, particularly with the Directorate General of Labour Inspection and OSH as well as the Directorate General of Industrial Relations and Social Security. Better Work Indonesia has also been closely collaborating with the Ministry of Manpower through the establishment of its Compliance Assessment Tools as well as regular consultations with their ad-hoc team assigned to work with Better Work Indonesia.
Through the Ministerial Decree 257/2014, the Ministry of Manpower (MoM) has established the labour norms expert/cadre (KNK). This is an initiative from MoM to respond to the shortage of labour inspectors on the ground. Each factory with above 100 workers is required to have a certified labour norms expert. BWI together with the Labour Inspection and OSH Directorate General is currently training enterprise advisors to become certified trainers.
In addition to the above activities, BWI will also assist the government to familiarise BWI factories with new legislation on the centralization of labour inspectors (national law 23/2014 on local autonomy), under which a number of labour inspection functions will be centralized from the district to the provincial level.