State-owned toll road operator PT Jasa Marga has reassured that there will be no employee terminations following the nationwide implementation of toll road electronification.
Jasa Marga spokesman Dwimawan Heru said in a statement published on Friday that former tollgate keepers would instead be relocated to different positions within the company.
All relocation options would be considered voluntary, he said. "We will also still need officers to guard the now automated tollgates," Dwimawan added
"For those no longer working at the tollgates, they will be moved to either our branches, headquarters or Jasa Marga's subsidiaries," he said, adding that all relocated workers would keep their permanent employee status.
If they prefer to resign, they will be given their “normative rights (severance fees) with additional incentives to help them become entrepreneurs,” according to the statement.
"This is all in line with Jasa Marga's business development, as we have targeted to operate 600 kilometers more of toll roads by 2019," said Dwimawan. (bbn)