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Indonesian Seamen in Taiwan Exploited by Company Agent

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Atin Safitri, Ketua ATKI Taiwan saat berbincang dan mendengar aduan BMI ABK di TaiwanTaiwan is one of destination country which being chosen by Indonesian migrant workers to earn a living. Not only in domestic sector, had the availability of jobs in Taiwan also offered for seaman of ship crew.

The common problems of Indonesian migrants who work as seaman in Taiwan are the seizure of salary, no day off, no working limitation and many other problems which have not yet meet the solutions. If we refer to the current situation of Indonesian seaman in Taiwan, the issue may arise on the imbalance of regulations and the implementations in the field.

On Sunday (29/01/12), a number of Indonesian seamen in Taiwan meet Atin Safitri, Head of ATKI Taiwan in a train station in Taipei to discuss some problem which they are currently facing. Tumijan (26), elucidate about his company agent which ask him for deposit money. Tumijan witnessed that he obliged to pay 7 million IDR when he entered PT. Nuraini Indah Perkasa in Jakarta.

Tumijan also experienced pay cuts every month in the amount of Nt.5500 or approximately IDR 1.644.500 in the duration of 12 months. After received his job offer in Taiwan, Tumijan asked for deposit money by his company agent PT. Nuraini Indah Perkasa in the amount of 15 million IDR. His company agent said that this money will be returned if within 3 months there are no problem with his work. But how could Tumijan pay such a large amount?

Tumijan has no other choice, he need this job and he finally sell his motorcycle and got 5 million IDR and borrow the rest 10 million from Koperasi with interest 300.000 IDR. “However, my company agent gave me a receipt which stated that I have paid 13 million IDR. When I asked for their confirmation, they turn their words and didn’t reply me,” said Tumijan to Atin Safitri.

 

8 komentar untuk “Indonesian Seamen in Taiwan Exploited by Company Agent

  1. Waspadalah dan hati-hati terhadap seponsor dan PT di saat mendatangani surat-surat yang tidak paham isinya, apalagi dengan kertas kosong jangan sekali-kali menandtanganinya. Bisa menjerumukan ke perbudakan hutang,,!

  2. Mba Atin terima kasih informasinya. Di beberapa daerah banyak sekali sekolah pelayaran yang menawarkan pendidikan lalu akan segera berangkat menjadi awak kapal.. Iming-imingnya macam-macam. Menurut Mba Atin bagaimana dengan hal tersebut?

  3. ya sama-sama syafik, PPTKIS yang memberangkatkan TKI ke sektor pelayaran itu yang di cari minimnya dari pendidikan. itu menjadi makanan empuk oleh PT, sebab senang di tipu dan di iming-iming, setelah tiba di taiwan banyak permaslahan yang di hadapi oleh kawan-kawan nelayan terutama dari jeratan utang dan potongan gaji, kerja tanpa ada batas waktu, tidak ada hari libur dan dsb. Untuk itu kami berpesan bagi kawan-kawan yng mau berangkat harus hati-hati, dan berwaspada, jangan gegabah mngambil keputusan karena mendengarkan omngan manis dari sponsor atau orang PT. jangan sukur asal menandatangani surat apapun, dengan bentuk apapun, jika tidak paham isinya, dan baca dengan teliti di saat menandatangani surat-surat tesebut. semua harus dengan teliti dan hati-hati,,!

  4. mba atin boleh mnt no telp nya mba?sy sdh ada visa visitor(3 bln) dan ada minat mau kerja disana mba,bisakah mba atin bantu sy mslh kerjaannya?sblm nya trm ksh mba…

  5. Mbak atin masih d taiwan… G lama lgi saya mau kerja d sana sektor pelayaran kapal crew boat…kalok ada masalah tlg d bantu d sana

  6. Kalok boleh tanya gaji pokok untuk pekerja pabrik d taiwan brapa ya soalnya ada yg crita bisa sampai 8 juta capur lembur bnar gk

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