Aditya Suharmoko , The Jakarta Post , Jakarta | Wed, 02/03/2010 2:27 PM | Business
Hundreds of employees from PT Direct Vision, a Lippo Group company, complained to lawmakers Wednesday over what they said was the management's failure to pay their salaries for four months, since October last year.
At least 204 employees met the House of Representatives' Commission IX on labor, health and social affairs to complain against Direct Vision's negligence in paying its employees since the company's pay TV Astro stopped operating.
"We just want our salaries, to which we are entitled, to be paid by the company because most of the employees are living in despair. Some of them have sold personal assets to cover their family's living costs," they told the lawmakers.
Direct Vision had sent a letter to the employees asking them to settle the case with lawyers appointed by the company, the employees said.
They said Direct Vision had sent a letter to the Communication and Information Technology Ministry on Jan. 10, 2010, requesting the ministry allow Astro to resume operations.