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Jakarta Post

Bandung court grants victory to dismissed contract workers of Jasa Marga

  • Arya Dipa

    The Jakarta Post

Bandung   /   Mon, November 18 2019   /  12:57 am

The Bandung Industrial Relations Court (PHI Bandung) in West Java has found state-owned toll road operator PT Jasa Marga (Persero) and a cooperative affiliated with the company, Jasa Marga Bhakti VI Bandung, guilty of an unlawful outsourcing and ordered the firm to pay almost Rp 150 million (US$10,656) in compensation to three former workers.The sentence was made in favor of a lawsuit filed by three employees — paramedic Gito Martono and tollgate officers Usep Saepudin and Asep Deni — who were fired in 2003.The three were listed as outsourced workers according to a working contract with Jasa Marga Bhakti VI. Gito and Asep had worked for the company since 2005, while Usep had worked there since 2003.The case started when Jasa Marga issued a circular in November 2013, stating that outsourced workers who were fired had to reapply for jobs through a new outsourcing company.“The judges ...