Garuda’s Bitter Pill

BY the end of May, employees of Garuda Indonesia could finally breathe a sigh of relief. Their wages of the month arrived in their bank accounts intact, down to the last rupiah. There was a bit of anxiety because payment took longer than usual.

“It was slightly delayed. In this situation, the employees do not mind,” said Garuda Indonesia Trade Union Chair Tomy Tampatty to Tempo on Saturday, June 5.

A number Garuda employees confirmed that they received full salaries in May, although some payments that were delayed last year have not been paid entirely by the company. Other employees said their wages arrived late by several days.

Concerns about the delayed payment of Garuda employee salaries had been…

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