UK debut for Brantano name

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Indomaret retail workers start online petition after THR is slashed

first_imgIndomarco Prismatama managing director Wiwiek Yusuf told The Jakarta Post on Friday that the company had paid the holiday bonuses in accordance with government regulations.”I think there has been a misunderstanding. The company paid out the THR bonuses to all of our employees on May 11 as regulated in Law No. 13/2003 on labor and ministerial regulation No. 6/2016 on Idul Fitri holiday bonuses for employees and workers,” Yusuf said via text.”We paid the THR bonuses as we’re committed to our employees, despite the difficult financial situation that we are facing, including a sharp drop in business over the past two months,” he added.Yusuf explained that since the government implemented the PSBB to curb the spread of COVID-19, the company had cut operational hours in its minimarkets.”We have shortened our minimarkets’ operational hours due to the PSBB. I think economic activities in all sectors are decreasing [during this pandemic].“Everybody needs to understand this. The management has asked all employees to stay positive and productive in their jobs,” he said.Topics : Employees of Indomaret, one of the country’s top convenience store chains, have started an online petition demanding the company pay their Idul Fitri holiday bonuses (THR) in full.The workers initiated the petition after the company slashed their annual bonuses after the business was hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.”Employees who have worked for more than five years usually received THR bonuses equivalent to 1.5 to twice their monthly salary. However, now all employees have only received bonuses equivalent to one month’s salary,” the petition said. “The company claims it has experienced losses [because of the pandemic], but representatives told the media that its sales rose between 7 and 10 percent after the government implemented the large-scale social restrictions [PSBB],” it added.”[We] demand that PT Indomarco Prismatama as the operator of Indomaret minimarkets pays our THR bonuses in the regular amount […] to lift our spirits during this difficult time.”As of Friday, some 20,000 people had signed the petition.Read also: COVID-19 forces restaurants, retailers to cut wages, furlough employeeslast_img read more

Weekday lodging services the new way for landlords to make cash and keep their weekends

first_imgA new weekday lodging service is giving homeowners with a spare room like this the chance to rent it out during the week, providing them with extra money while still having their freedom on weekends. Picture: Campbell Brodie.IT’S the answer for landlords looking for lodgers and a lifeline for commuters tired of travelling hours every day to work.A new weekday lodging service is giving homeowners with a spare room the chance to rent it out during the week, providing them with extra money while still having their freedom on weekends.Already a popular concept in the United Kingdom within heavily populated cities like London, WeekDay Space co-creator Jessica Lai said it would allow greater flexibility for both parties. RELATED: Airbnb goldmine hits the market Traffic in Brisbane is getting worse as a result of the city’s growing population. Picture: AAP/David Clark.The lodger pays for the nights they want to stay each week, for example, an agreement to stay Tuesday through to Thursday each week, meaning the apartment is free for the landlord on the weekends. MORE: What $1m will buy you in 2019 Jessica Lai is the co-founder of lodging platform, WeekDay Space. Increasing interstate migration to Queensland and the southeast corner’s growing population is forcing many people to live further from Brisbane’s CBD, making services like WeekDay Space more attractive.The idea works by tapping into the notion of the share economy — something that many Australians have been embracing.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoInterest has been strongest in Brisbane and Sydney, with most empty- nesters and older Australians keen to take advantage of the money, and company.Lodgers are able to list their own preferences and landlords are able to create their own listings. They sort out the arrangements among themselves, with safety tips to consider available on the site.The landlord has a place with a spare room, and the lodger is someone who is keen on renting a room for just a few nights each week closer to their workplace. Ms Lai established the business with Rani Cohen, who at the time was commuting between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast and was looking for an alternative. Brisbane’s Lisa Nagl is using Weekday Space to advertise for a lodger for her studio apartment in Fortitude Valley for $400 a week.The 31-year-old lives in the nearby suburb of Herston, where she works as a scientist for the Royal Brisbane and Womens Hospital, but occasionally stays in the Valley apartment on weekends.Ms Nagl had previously lived in the apartment herself, rented it to friends, had long term tenants in it and rented it out through Airbnb, but said she was tired of dealing with “incompetent rental agencies”.She said an added bonus was that the apartment building was pet friendly, so the lodger could apply to bring their fur baby with them.last_img read more

Batesville Area Resource Center officially opens

first_imgBatesville, In. — About 45 people and community leaders gathered for the ribbon cutting of the Batesville Area Resource Center Friday. The building will now house the offices of six community outreach organizations and the food pantry.The food pantry is a big improvement over the former location. There is now ample storage space and enough electrical capacity to handle enough freezers to handle the 219 families that receive food, paper goods and personal care products each month.The facility also houses One Community, One Family, Choices, Southeastern Indiana Economic Opportunity Corporation, Project T-3, River Valley Resources and a health clinic. The layout encourages collaboration and adds efficiencies to the process of access social services.The facility was donated for the project by Doug Bessler and Ron Fledderman. The building was dedicated in the name their mothers- Eucice Fledderman and Agnes Bessler.This story will be updated.last_img read more