Refleksi : Apa saja tindakan pemerintah NKRI untuk membantu mereka diberhentikan dari pekerjaan disebabkan oleh krisis global ini?
http://www.tempointeractive.com/hg/nasional/2009/02/23/brk,20090223-161686,uk.html Bintan Lets Go 5.000 Workers Monday, 23 February, 2009 | 20:32 WIB TEMPO Interactive, Tanjungpinang:The impact of the global economic crisis has affected Batam island. Bintan Industrial Estate General Manager said layoffs continue to take place in a number of companies. Out of 15.000 workers in 38 companies, there are only 10.000 people still working at 21 companies. The work terminations are caused by the economic slowdown in Europe and the US. Demands for goods have declined by 50 percent. As a result, two companies in Bintan are also expected to be shut down in the near future. Around 1,000 workers are certain to lose their jobs. Riau Archipelago governor, Drs H Ismeth Abdullah, called on the area managers to monitor the companies so that laid off workers are not neglected. RUMBADI DALLE