Representatives of the workers union at the Bali Hyatt Hotel are appealing to the Provincial House of Representatives (DPRD-Bali) protesting the termination of 353 employees as the iconic Sanur Beach property prepares to close its doors for two years of extensive renovation.
The Bali Hyatt Hotel Mandiri Workers Union’s chairman, Wayan Sudarsa, was quoted by the State News Agency Antara on Thursday, September 12, 2013, saying: “We have come to the members of the DPRD-Bali to state our aspirations and explain why 353 permanent employees (of the hotel) are restless because of their termination of employment by the hotel’s management.”
Wayan said the workers’ union received a letter sent by the Hotel’s management on August 26, 2013 advising that employees of the hotel will be terminated from their employment due to the coming period of renovation.
“Frankly, we are restless. This is because we will be fired. In fact, when the hotel was closed for almost a year during an earlier renovation there were no terminations,” explained Wayan.
If the decisions to fire staff who have worked for up to 25 years are carried out, Wayan said those affected would clearly be disappointed. He added that in terms of skills these employees are still able to work in a professional manner.
“We ask the members of the DPRD-Bali to help facilitate our desire that the owners of the hotel reconsider their decision and not merely refer to Law Number 13 of 2003,” said Wayan, mentioning the basic law governing manpower in Indonesia.
A Face Lift at Forty
Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced
if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.