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CO-CLASS TRAINING: INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS AND PRODUCTIVITY
Posting Date. 08-06-2015     Posting by. HRD

At 3.15 PM, Friday, May 22, 2015 Mr. M. Hanif Dhakiri, Minister of Manpower and Transmigration arrived at the lobby of PT. Polychem Indonesia Tbk. - Karawang Plant to close Co-Class Training activity with the theme of Industrial Relations and Productivity, with participants from employers, unions, government. With Ministers appearance in a plain white dress shirt and black pants and straightforward way in giving the speech, the atmosphere becomes liquid.



PT. Polychem Indonesia Tbk. Karawang Plant which is located in Taman Niaga Prima Karawang, Wanasari Village, Teluk Jambe, Karawang, West Java, has been held Co-Class training which involving elements of industrial relations which are employers, employees and government, with the theme of Industrial Relations and Productivity.

Co-Class Training was initiated by PT. Polychem Indonesia Tbk in collaboration with the Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration and the United In Diversity (UID). Co-Class training was attended by representatives of employers and workers from several companies, namely PT Pindo Deli
s, PT Asia Pacific Fiber, PT World Yamatex Spinning Mills, PT Daya Cipta Kemasindo, PT INOAC, PT SSA Food Hall, PT PLI SOGO, PT Softex, PT Filamindo/PT SSJ, PT Gajah Tunggal Tbk., PT. Polychem Indonesia Tbk. While government representatives represented on Manpower – Jakarta and Manpower Agency Districts. As observers in the event are PT Bukit Baiduri Energi, PT Gajah Tunggal Tbk., and Polytechnic Gajah Tunggal.

PT. Polychem Indonesia Tbk. is very concerned about industrial relations and sees it as an important role within a company because it determines the operational stability and focus of the company. One operational parameter is human resources (employees). Employees, like we know, very dynamic and unstable from time to time.

The purpose of this activity is to synchronize perception or thought about industrial relations among all stakeholders, so that the objectives of each party could be communicated well and could decide decisions that a win-win solution, so that the common goal as the priority, namely Convenience & Progress of Business, Employees
Welfare and Advancement of Government.

In Co-Class Training, active participation of employers/management, labor and government are synergized together to solve the problem. It is based on the principles of rights, equality, justice and participation in decision-making. Methods are include, expression, democratic participation, playing games, role plays, ensure participants have the same opportunity to take part, and conflict resolution. The event was held for 3 days starting on 20 up to May 22, 2015 with the facilitator was United In Diversity (UID). Numbers of participants and invited guests were approximately 60 people.
 
Industrial relations is involving employers/management, employees and governments in the dynamics of the industry, will interact with each other in line or otherwise counterproductive. Employees who represented by a union have differences of opinion in the interpretation of the rules by the management. Unions are principled "the main thing is", while Management does not pay attention to the union and pays more attention to Disnaker
s inputs only. In the other side, Disnaker is slow in responding to the complaint of the union. In summary this is the reason for all parties to sit together in a forum.

In this Co-Class, Training all parties agreed to develop a culture: Open Minded (open to receive input), Open Heart (The action begins with the heart), Open Will (there must be a willingness to solve the problem).

At the end of this activity, all participants took picture together with Mr. M. Hanif Dhakiri and signed a joint commitment, which is: "We strongly believe that a harmonious relationship will create a better common progress. Issues must be completed with our open hearts. The second family is where we spend time interacting with them every hour, day, month and even year". Hopefully this activity is beneficial to employers, unions, and government so that the harmonious industrial relations could be realized.