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National scene: Fired Metro TV journalist reports bosses

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Tue, January 22 2013   /  10:17 am

JAKARTA: A journalist who was fired by Metro TV has reported her employers to the House of Representatives and the Manpower and Transmigration Ministry for attempting to stop her from unionizing journalists at the media giant.

Luviana, an assistant producer with Metro TV, was fired in 2011 after setting up a labor union.

While Metro TV founder and owner Surya Paloh promised to rehire Luviana, he eventually sent her a letter confirming her dismissal.

“I come here because the company has apparently closed all doors for a win-win solution. I want him [Surya Paloh] to keep his promise,” Luviana said before Muhaimin and lawmakers from House Commission IX overseeing manpower and transmigration on Monday.

Luviana told those assembled at the House about the individuals who allegedly purported to be NasDem Party supporters who attacked Luviana during a rally at S...