Sat, 06 Jun 2009
TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta: Workers at French retailer Carrefour in Yogyakarta continue their strike for a second day on Saturday (6/6) to demand better pay rise. Over 100 worker join the strike on Saturday affecting the retailer operation for two days since Friday.

In a rally outside the Carrefour’s store in Maguwo, organizer of the strike Purnomo Santosa from Indonesia Trade Union Federation (Federasi Serikat Pekerja Seluruh Indonesia) said we want to have a dialogue with the central management because they are the decision maker for all PT Alfa Ratailindo.” Carrefour bought 75 percent of stake in Alfa from Singapore based Prime Horizon Pte early in 2008.

Workers demanded the company to meet the 15.06 percent annual salary hike stipulated in working contract with the company. But the company insisted that the economic downturn has forced them to rise workers’ pay by around 10 percent this year. Negotiation between the two sides and a mediation facilitated by the regional labor office have failed to settle the problem.

PITO AGUSTIN RUDIANA | BERNADA RURIT



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