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|Member||PT. Prima Mitra Jaya Mandiri (PT. PMM)|
|Date Filed||26 September 2017|
|Category||Oil Palm Growers|
Serbundo (Serikat Buruh Perkebunan Indonesia).
The company has terminated 7 workers as they refuse to sign temporary employment agreement. They want to be a permanent workers, as some of them have worked for the company more than 1,5 years.
Demands from Serbundo:
1. Request the Company instead of extended temporary employment agreement, make them as permanent workers, some of them has worked over than 1,5 years;
2. Rehire 7 workers and promote the status to become permanent, especially those who have been working in permanent basis work ie: Permanent/ Harvester.
24 August 2017 (CP Meeting) - Secretariat received information and documents from Serbundo.
25 August 2017 - Secretariat has sent an email requesting the Company to send supporting documents (SOP on determination of the criteria for permanent worker, copy of employment contarct for 7 workers, and response from Serbundo on Disnaker suggestion in 29 May)
31 August 2017- Secretariat received email from Company with supporting documents, but still minus SOP on Internal and External Grievance .
8 September 2017 - Serbundo asked Secretariat to facilitate a dialogue between Serbundo and the Company.
12 September 2017 - Secretariat wrote back to Serbundo to confirm whether they will lodge an official complaint or not. No update from Serbundo.
13 September 2017 - Secretariat received the SoP from the Company.
26 September 2017 (CP Meeting) – Waiting for confirmation from Serbundo, whether they want to lodge an official complaint or not.
11 October - Secretariat received supporting document from the Company (SOP on Internal and External Grievance)
23 October 2017 - The Complainant has submitted an official complaint. Secretariat to proceed with Initial Diagnosis.
21 November 2017 (CP Meeting)
Secretariat wrote to the Company asking for updates of status of the workers. Deadline for the company to response is on 5 December 2017.
21 December 2017 (CP Meeting)
CP to wait for the Company’s and Serbundo’s response and then make a final decision.
24 January 2018 (CP Meeting)
Secretariat mandated by the Complaints Panel to propose a bilateral meeting with the Company and the complainant. This is to be facilitated by an independent expert.
21 February 2018
To wait for the Complainant to revert and to proceed with the meeting.
19 March 2018
Secretariat had a tripartite meeting with the company and the workers in Baikpapan.
The company has agreed to rehire the workers, the worker will effectively start working on 1st of April 2018.
Both parties agreed to meet again on first week of April to discuss the severance pay and gives an update to RSPO.
28 March 2018
CP to draft the decision letter once the report of the next meeting is received.
11 April 2018
The Company had a meeting with the complainant to discuss the severance pay.
Both parties agreed to have 3 round of discussion before decide on the precentage of severance pay (upah proses).
25 April 2018
Secretariat to follow up with both parties.
25 May 2018
To follow up with the parties on status of their bilateral negotiations.
18 June 2018
To proceed with a meeting with both parties after Eid.
25 July 2018
To investigation further into the allegation relating to payment of Upah Process.
23 August 2018
To follow up with the Company on the workers contracts.
26 September 2018
To follow up with the both parties on status of the workers.
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