Hero Supermarket Massive Layoff Leave Hundreds Unemployed



Mahinda Arkiyasa

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Retail company PT Hero Supermarket reportedly closed 26 branches located across Java and Sumatra in 2018. Most of these stores were located in the Greater Jakarta Area.

    "532 employees were affected by the company's efficiency policy," said Tony Mampuk, PT Hero Supermarket corporate affairs general manager on Friday, January 11, 2019.

    Tony revealed that the company is currently facing a business-related problem, forcing it to exercise efficiency policy in order to preserve the company. He said that the layoff affected all levels from branch managers down to cashiers.

    "The workers that were laid off were given their rights that adhere to Manpower Ministry's decree No.13/2003," said Tony.

    He claims that 8 percent of the employees that were laid off were the ones that decided to hold a protest at the Hero Supermarket main headquarters at Pondok Aren, South Tangerang. The demonstrators maintained that they are against the company's layoff and the violation of the company's partnership deal.