Following the bankruptcy of Batavia Air and its cessation of operations on January 31, 2013, tens of sales and ground staff for the airline in Bali have become restless as they face an uncertain future.
Beritabali.com quotes an engineering staff of the defunct airline, Gus Wika, who confirmed he and his co-workers are waiting for clarification on what future employment awaits them. “If we are all going to be terminated from our employment, we are only awaiting an explanation of the company’s responsibility towards its former employees,” said Gus Wika on Friday, February 2, 2013.
Wika and his colleagues are hoping to receive severance payments from Batavia Air. Moreover, they are also seeking letters of explanation from Batavia Air to include in their job applications seeking new positions.
“If they want to give us severance pay we will take it, but if they don’t that’s not a problem. What matters most is that we can soon find new jobs,” said Wika
The management of Batavia Air is not returning pone calls from the press seeking further clarification.
The Batavia Air ticket office and operational counters in Bali and the Bali airport are closed and unattended. A simple sign stands at each location announcing the cessation of operations saying: “We apologize that effective January 31st Batavia Air no longer operates. For more information please contact our head office in Jakarta.”
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