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Hundreds of Tin Mining Company Employees Demonstration

Written By Kepri Online on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 | 01:46

Hundreds of employees tin mining company, PT Timah Tbk Kundur Unit held a demonstration at Parliament Building Karimun regency, Riau Islands (Kepri) Province on Tuesday.

The demonstrators demanded a board member representing the local people call the management of PT Timah Tbk to question their status who have yet to be appointed as permanent employees.

The protesters held a demonstration at Parliament House lawn area while chanting to PT Timah kept his promise to appoint them as permanent employees.

Hundreds of employees are currently still a casual employee and not considered as permanent employees despite having worked in state-owned company that for years, even dozens and dozens of years.

Branch of Chairman the Confederation of All Indonesian Workers Union (KSPSI) of Karimun regency, Hanis Jasni, as coordinator of the demonstration said, PT Timah has signed an agreement to appoint casual employees to permanent employees in 2007 in Graha Timah in Pangkalpinang, Bangka Belitung province.

The deal, according to Hanis Jasni signed by the Director General and Human Resources PT Timah Tbk Surawardi, Chairman of Commission A of Parliament Karimun HM Taufik, as well as Independent Chairman of Wira Mandiri Cooperation, Abdul Rochim, as the subcontractor who employed the employee at PT Timah Unit Kundur.

''We demand that all employees designated as permanent employees separated as promised agreement reached in 2007,''said Hanis Jasni.

Hanis deplores Timah policy that does not put employees out in the acceptance of new employees last month.

Syamsudin one of the employees of PT Timah admitted that he had 27 years working at the company, but its status is still casual workers.

He said it had followed the education and pass an examination Package C as one of the requirements to be appointed as permanent employees. Exam C is an educational package that synchronized with the high school level.

''For the 2007 class there were 87 freelance employees who have not been appointed as permanent employees. When summed with another Force, the number of casual employees to 300 people,''he said.

According to him, the demand for permanent employees is reasonable considering something they've worked for years and already have experience in their respective work.

''Our future is not clear if still a casual worker,''he said.

The protesters then received by the Chairman of the Parliament Karimun Raja Bakhtiar and immediately held a meeting.

Raja Bakhtiar promised to call the management of PT Timah Tbk to attend the hearing scheduled for next Monday.(kepri online daily)

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