The keyword ‘karawang salary’ is a topic of conversation among netizens on Twitter. Citizens are busy delivering various responses because they see that the minimum salary for employees in Karawang is higher than in other areas.
As is well known, local governments in Java have set district/city minimum wages (UMK) in each region for the next year. The central government through the Ministry of Manpower has appealed to the 2021 minimum wage not to increase or remain the same as 2020.
Previously, the government of West Java Province (Jabar) issued Governor Decree No. 561 / Kep.774-Yanbangsos / 2020 concerning Regency / City Minimum Wages in West Java Province in 2021 and Karawang Regency which is the highest.
The Governor’s Decree was signed by Governor Ridwan Kamil on Saturday, November 21, 2020, and takes effect on January 1, 2021. This year, Karawang Regency still has the highest UMK 2021 wage in West Java as well as nationally with a figure of IDR 4,798,312.00 (IDR 4,594,324.54 in 2020), while Banjar City is still at the lowest figure, namely IDR 1,831,884.83 (the same as the 2020 UMK).
Seeing the minimum wage in each district/city, Karawang again becomes the champion. The minimum salary in this area is even superior to big cities such as Jakarta and Surabaya, East Java.
No wonder today, Wednesday (12/16/2020), ‘Karawang’s salary has become a trending topic on Twitter social media.
The average netizen fantasizes about having a Karawang salary, living expenses like Yogyakarta, and with an atmosphere of Bali, Bandung, or Malang.