The Paradigm of Proper Wage for Home Base Worker in Indonesian Labor System Based on Fair Wage Theory
Suci Flambonita1, Abdul Rachmad Budiono2

1Suci Flambonita, Doctoral Student, Faculty of Law, Brawijaya University, Malang, Indonesia and Lecture Faculty of Law Sriwijaya University, Palembang, Indonesia.
2Abdul Rachmad Budiono, Promoter, Faculty of Law, Brawijaya University, Malang, Indonesia.
Manuscript received on 16 October 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 22 October 2019 | Manuscript Published on 02 November 2019 | PP: 345-352 | Volume-8 Issue-2S9 September 2019 | Retrieval Number: B10790982S919/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B1079.0982S919
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Abstract: The low appreciation and recognition for workers, particularly home base worker in the labor system in several regions of Indonesia has caused ignorance on their well-being. Their condition requires the attention from all parties including businesspeople, government (executive and legislative), and other social institutions. Without the support of other related parties, significant changes on the welfare of home base worker are impossible to take effect. There are several factors that cause the low welfare of home base worker in Indonesia, one of which is wages they receive, far lower from provincial, municipal, and sectoral proper wage standards. Fair wage is defined as equitable wage, in that equitable means consistent, impartial, and unbiased. Wage is closely related to worker’s proper life. Standardization of waging system is expected to relieve home base worker from job stress and maintain their socio-economic stability for sustainable development. This study uses sociolegal method, which discusses phenomena in the society, developed and institutionalized into legislations in a coherent rule of law. Using statute, conceptual, and case approach, the prescriptive analysis of this study uses fair wage theory as a guideline and parameter of proper wage for housemaids. In order to create welfare for home base worker in Indonesia, particularly regarding wage, regulations that govern minimum wage are required. For housemaids, wage is a source of income to be used for fulfilling their daily needs properly and equitably to create prosperous society according to Indonesian constitutional mandate based on the nation’s philosophy that had been stated as the foundation of the state, which is Pancasila.
Keywords: Fair, Home base Worker, Paradigm, Proper Wage Labor.
Scope of the Article: Social Sciences