Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Hotels Awarded For Treatment of Staff


Three Bali hotels were among businesses recognised by the Labour Ministry in a recent awards ceremony for employer-employee relations.

Hotel Melia in Nusa Dua, Amankila in Candidasa and Sanur Paradise received the award at a ceremony in Jakarta last week.

Businesses from other parts of Indonesia included manufacturing and sales companies, but all three Bali-based awardees were hotels.

“The selection criteria include the level of communications openness between management and employees, as well as the extent of management’s willingness to fulfil obligations to the employees and vice versa,” said Putu Satyawira Mahendra, a member of staff at the Melia who collected the award on behalf of the hotel.

Mahendra, who is also the Badung representative of the Indonesian Hotel Workers Union, said he hoped other hotels would follow the example of the award-winners, and to improve treatment of staff, and allow employees to form unions.

“Only 10 percent of companies in Bali have a fully functional workers’ union,” he said, adding that in Badung only 55 of the 2,500 registered tourism businesses had unionised staff.

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