JAKARTA, 3 June (JDN.id) – Indonesia’s social security agency for workers, known as BPJS Ketenagakerjaan, signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Sports Committee, known as KONI, to provide social security protection to Indonesian athletes.
This MoU follows various cooperations with other sport associations, one of which is the Indonesian Soccer Association, known as PSSI.
The MoU was signed by director of membership expansion and inter-agency relations at BPJS Ketenagakerjaan E. Ilyas Lubis and the chairman of KONI Tono Suratman at the committee’s headquarter at Gelora Bung Karno in Jakarta.
Ilyas said “all workers deserve to have social protection, including sport athletes, who indeed have to bear with risks of getting injuries during their match or at training. The cooperation with KONI doesn’t only cover the athletes, but it also includes other supporting staffs, including the coach or members of KONI, be it at the headquarter level, province, or regencies, or cities.”
KONI now has representatives in 34 provinces of Indonesia and it registers about 358,000 althletes, who will be gradually enlisted to become member of BPJS Ketenagakerjaan.
THe registration will be supported by BPJS Ketenagakerjaan’s 122 branch offices and 203 sub-branch offices spread all over Indonesia.
Registration can also be done through banks that have cooperated with BPJS Ketenagakerjaan.