Textile entrepreneurs who are members of the Indonesian Textile Association (API) have asked for relief from PT PLN (Persero) 's electricity bill payments. This is done so that the company has cash space to pay the Ied Holiday Allowance.
"Members ask that the PLN bill for three months be given a 50 percent payment discount, and the remaining 50 percent can be paid in installments five times," said General Chairman of API Jemmy Kartiwa.
Jemmy revealed that there are still many textile companies experiencing cash flow problems due to the pandemic. By providing electricity payment relief, the company can use the available cash to pay the THR.
"Many cash flow problems still occur. So if there is a concession from PLN, the funds can be used to pay the THR in advance," said Jemmy.
According to Jemmy, THR payment cannot be avoided because it is an obligation of employers as stated in the Minister of Manpower's Circular (Menaker) regarding the provision of THR in 2021 for workers or company workers.
In the Ministerial Decree, the government regulates that religious THR payments must be paid no later than 7 days before religious holidays.
Then, the THR payment is given to workers / laborers who have worked one month or more continuously. Then, THR is also given to workers / laborers who have a working relationship with employers based on an unspecified time work agreement (PKWTT) or a certain time work agreement (PKWT).
For workers / laborers who have a continuous work period of 12 months or more, THR is given on the condition of 1 month of wages.
Meanwhile, for workers / laborers who have worked for 1 month continuously, but less than 12 months, THR is given proportionally according to the calculation of the working period divided by 12 months then multiplied by 1 month of wages.
As for workers / laborers who work based on a daily work agreement that has worked for 12 months or more, 1 month's wages are calculated based on the average wages received during the last 12 months prior to religious holidays.
Meanwhile, for workers / laborers who have worked for less than 12 months, 1 month's wages are calculated based on the average wages received each month during the working period.