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Merpati Airline Employees Protest Months of Unpaid Wages

Bali News: Indonesia, Merpati Nusantara Airline, unpaid Wages, protests, Dahlan Iskan, BUMN
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Hundreds of employee of the grounded State-owned air carrier Merpati Nusantara marched on the offices of the Minister of State-owned Enterprises demanding payment of eight-month wages, holiday bonuses and severance pay. said the group comprised of pilots, stewardesses and other employees numbering about 300 arrived on three buses and private vehicles.

Wearing their service uniforms, the airline workers also wore yellow headbands carrying the slogan “Pay our Wages and our Holiday Bonus.”

10 airline workers representing the larger group met with a senior official of the Ministry to issue their demands.

Several members of the group chanted: “Pay our Wages. Pay our Wages.”

The group was unable, however to meet with the BUMN Minister, Dahlan Iskan, who was out of town at the time of the group’s visit.

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