Representative of Employment Agency for Indonesian Migrant Workers (PJTKI) in Ryadh, Saudi Arabia complained about the fact that salary standard was not included in the G-to-G agreement about Indonesian Migrant Workers. About 22 PJTKI representatives in Ryadh in their letter of protest brought the case forward to the Ministry of manpower and Transmigration. These agencies in Ryadh questioned about the salary standard stipulated by the Indonesian Government.
Agencies rated that the effective salary was stipulated by the local staff of the Indonesian Embassy, not by Jakarta officials. The result: often cases occurred which disadvantaged Indonesian Migrant Workers because the standard salary was not in accordance with the amount agreed upon departure.
Other problems were about the application for air ticket for deportation of problematic workers. Verbally requested. PJTKI and PJTKA agencies demanded and questioned about written evidence that the Indonesian Embassy needed fund for problematic TKI workers.
On the other hand PJTKI agencies also complained about the incompetence of the Indonesian Embassy’s local staff which hindranced working agreement with employers.
The Embassy’s local staff argued that PJTKI agencies were only profit seekers who never solved TKI workers’ problems. They questioned: “who had always been problem solvers, they or us?” the local staff were quoted as writing.