Search for Solutions, Hundreds of Honorium in Deli Serdang Hold Discussions


Medan, dpd.go.id - Hundreds of Deli Serdang honorary staff held a gathering and discussion entitled "Efforts to find a solution for prosperous temporary benefits" on Saturday (3/11). This is an effort to find solutions, to improve honorary welfare. Present on the occasion were a number of resource persons, such as Vice Chairwoman of DPD RI, Prof. Darmayanti Lubis, member of DPR RI HR Muhammad Syafii and also the Deli Serdang Regional Employment Agency and Deli Serdang Education Office.

On this occasion, Prof. Darmayanti, said that this honorarium problem had occured very long. Even these honorary employees have worked for 15 to 20 years. This means that throughout that time, many policies have been promised.

Indeed, according to Prof. Darmayanti, the honorarium workers have been hoping to become a civil servant. In 2005, they were also registered and included a test for CPNS. "Only few who passed the exam, so this is the rest that is now amounted 439 thousand in this forum. But in total it can reach 1 million," she added.

The slow treatment for this honorarium issue, one of which was caused by no valid data between the Ministry of Empowerment of State Apparatus and Bureaucratic Reform (PAN-RB) with the National Personnel Agency (BKN) and Regional Administrative Agency (BKD) and regional governments as well. Last year we invited Manpan RB to speak directly, essentially they asked for time, because they were still doing the data collection, said Prof. Darmayanti, who assessed the slow resolution of the problem as inseparable from the political will of policy makers in this country.

Even though the government has the desire to solve this problem, but with the data held by the relevant institution she claimed to be pessimistic that this would be completed. "Because they also don't have valid data," she said.

Besides that, she continued, this honorarium issue peaked again in 2017 with the issuance of Act No. 5 concerning the State Civil Apparatus (US), one of which included acceptance of civil servants limited to the age of 35 years. Therefore, the ASN Law will be revised by including a 35-year limit or they can achieve an affirmative action policy.

"If it is observed that there are errors, there should be a transition in this Law. That's where the honorarium is in a legally unprotected position. They are out of the legal umbrella," she said.

Whereas their tenure were already 15 to 20 years. It feels like it doesn't make sense, it's inappropriate if we don't defend it. So now, the government provides several solutions. But that also far away from the honorarium expectations, she said.

Indeed, she said, the government had issued several alternatives to resolve the problem. One of them is by issuing Appointment of Employees with Work Agreement (P3K), but this step is considered not to provide a solution to the demands of honorarium workers who wish to be appointed as civil servants (PNS).

"Why did they issue something but did not provide a solution. Can not become Civil servants, the revision of the law will be long, he said and the P3K also does not provide certainty for honorariums. In addition, this P3K policy also does not yet have clear regulations.

Darmayanti also questioned the seriousness of the government to resolve the honorarium problem. "Actually we are angry. For not seriously looking for a solution. We read this will be processed. It will be the fate of people, it's been 15 years," she said.

Even so, Prof. Darmayanti also handed over the decision to honorarium workers." We are not urging, now we leave it to the honorarium workers to take which attitude," she said. She also reminded the honorarium workers to be firm. "P3K is the last solution, if not appointed as a civil servant. They are not job seekers, because they have served for years, she added, so it's natural that they want to know what their fate is like."

Prof. Darmayanti also thought that if the central government would throw this matter to the regional government. It seems that the center would throw it to the region. Because the one receiving the honorarium are also regions, she said, claiming to be pessimistic if this problem would be resolved in one year.

Meanwhile the member of DPR RI, HR Muhammad Syafii, on the occasion said that based on his experience in discussing the 2019 State Budget, state countries did not have the financial capacity to take special policies for honorarium workers.

In addition, she also deeply regretted the government's move to allocate IDR 3 trillion in funds to the sub-village. Even though the regulation does not yet exist. While if the value is submitted for honorary welfare improvement it is very possible, at least equal to the provincial minimum wage (UMP).

The North Sumatera Honorary Forum (FHI) Regional Coordinator, Andi Surbakti mentioned the activities that were held, as an effort to provide input to our policy makers indeed inviting all components related to increasing honorary welfare, teachers and education personnel. We hope that this discussion and gathering can provide color to policy makers, she said and hoped that policy makers will be moved.

In addition, the gathering and discussion attended by honorarium teachers and education staff were expected to provide correct information to honorarium workers in Deli Serdang.

"This meeting was also a follow-up to the failure of the demonstrations carried out by friends in Jakarta last October 30th and 31st, which did not produce anything," she said to look for solutions in increasing honorary welfare. (*)



03 November 2018