Legal Protection for Tourism Workforce Krama Bali

  • I Wayan Wesna Astara, Ni Wayan Karmini


The dynamics of Bali tourism required workforce, both Balinese themselves (Balinese krama) and Balinese non-krama. This paper discussed: (1) How is the competence and productivity of Bali Krama tourism workforce?, (2) What is the legal protection of the Bali Krama tourism workforce? This publication is the result of qualitative research carried out in Denpasar City, Badung Regency and Gianyar Regency. The data collection process was carried out through a survey involving 450 respondents determined through the stratified proportionate random sampling technique. In addition, research data was also obtained through document studies, observations, in-depth interviews with 12 informants, and focused discussions (FGD) to find out the competencies and productivity of Balinese Krama and legal protection for them. The data collected was analyzed descriptively by applying the theory of hegemony and the communicative theory of J. Habermas. The results showed: First, the Balinese Krama tourism workforce had competence and a higher level of productivity than the Balinese non-Krama tourism workforce. Second, Balinese Krama of tourism workforce have not yet received adequate legal protection. Although Balinese Krama are prioritized to be recruited as tourist workers in their environment, their status is still outsourching, not yet made permanent staff / employees. Some of them also do not get guaranteed BBJS / Jamsostek and wages according to the minimum wage. In addition, the presence of tourism trade unions has not fully been able to fight for the rights of Bali's tourism workers. In accordance with its authority, the Provincial Government of Bali needs to enforce regulations so that Balinese Krama tourism workers get their welfare rights.