Some 200 employees of cement company PT Semen Kupang are angry they have still not been paid their pensions and allowances after being made redundant by the company since 2008.
Many of the workers complained they were no longer able to send their children to school and that some of their children had dropped out of college as a result.
East Nusa Tenggara Governor Frans Leburaya, said his administration had discussed the matter with the company’s management, which had promised to make the payment if ordered to by the Supreme Court.
The only cement producer in the province went bankrupt in 2008 following a financial crisis. The provincial administration and legislative council could not do much in the case since the administration has only a small percentage of shares in the company.