Labour-Management Relations and Productivity Seminar (PROGRESS) in Indonesia

JILAF and the Confederation of Indonesian Trade Unions (CITU) jointly held a seminar on labour-management relations and productivity (PROGRESS) in Puncak, Indonesia, on November 15-18 with the participation of 22 enterprise-based union leaders.

The objective of this seminar is to nurture workplace instructors by offering a package program in which participants learn comprehensively about such topics as constructive labour-management relations and the productivity improvement movement (the so-called 5S and kaizen practices).

In the seminar, there were lectures on such topics as (1) the role and issues of labour unions, (2) labour standards and constructive labour-management relations, (3) the productivity movement and labour unions, and (4) dialogue and negotiations between labour and management. In addition, as 5S patrol practice, the participants visited Panasonic Manufacturing Indonesia to see how that company tackles the 5S principles and kaizen.

After the seminar, the participants made such comments as “I understood that efforts by labour and management to improve productivity lead to better labour-management relations” and “I want to take what I have learned in this seminar back to my workplace and hold similar seminars there.”

※PROGRESS = PROGram on Role of trade unions in Empowerment and Strategic Steps to decent work
※The 5S principles refer to the first letters of five Japanese words: seiri (sorting), seiton (systematic arrangement), seiso (spic and span), seiketsu (standardizing), and shitsuke (self-discipline).


11/15TuePROGRESS seminar (Day 1)
11/16WedPROGRESS seminar (Day 2)
11/17ThuPROGRESS seminar (Day 3)
11/18FriPROGRESS seminar (Day 4)

Photos of the Participants

Lecture by Yasuhiko Inoue of the Japan Productivity Center

Scene of the seminar

Mock collective bargaining