Vol. 6, Issue 3 (2020)
Influence of labor union advocacy as a determinant increating harmonious industrial relations: A study in Indonesia
Author(s): Edy Widayat, Liosten Rianna Roosida Ully Tampubolon, Ulul Albab, Ir Totok Hendarto
Abstract: Work relation is a relation between labor and employer that is established after the work contract is signed. relations between labor and employer are not always harmonious as sometimes disagreement arises when dealing with labor law. It begins with a work contract that is individualistic between labor and employer. Although labor and employers strive together for wellbeing and company growth, there are also potential conflicts of interest due to both sides interpret and perceive labor law differently. Advocacy on Law No. 21 of 2000 is necessary to resolve conflicts in the company due to not harmonious industrial relations. This research purpose is to find out and analyze determinant influences to help labor unions achieve harmonious industrial relations. Problem statement: to identify determinant factors that influence labor union to achieve a harmonious industrial relations. This research used phenomenology approach. The research informants are as follows: labor union, company management, and head of labor department. This research used descriptive qualitative analysis with interactive models. The results of the research concluded as follows: labor union advocacy has a significant effect on increasing labor union performance through sustainable professional development advocacy activities, bipartite advocacy, tripartite advocacy, PHI advocacy influenced by advocacy determinants: education level, communication, openness, infrastructure facilities and industrial relations. This research is limited and focused on labor union advocacy, therefore this research can be developed with further research.