Metro, Suara.com-The Minister of State-Owned Enterprises (BUMN) Erick Thohir will not tolerate acts of sexual harassment within SOEs. Erick strongly condemned the indecent treatment carried out by the cleaning staff of PT Kereta Api Indonesia (Persero) or KAI against a train customer at Ciamis Station, West Java (Jabar).
“From the start, the Ministry of SOEs and SOEs was committed not to give any space for perpetrators of sexual harassment,” Erick said in Jakarta, Friday (5/8/2022).
Erick has warned all SOEs to implement a healthy work environment. In fact, Erick has issued a circular letter number SE-3/MBU/04/2022 regarding a respectful workplace policy (WRP) last April as a concrete form of providing a respectful work environment, free from discrimination, exclusion. or restrictions, harassment, bullying, and various other forms of violence and respect for dignity and self-respect, to maintain productivity during work.
“A healthy work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment is not limited to internal SOEs, but must be implemented in public services,” said Erick.
Erick appreciated KAI’s move to immediately fire the cleaning staff employed by KAI’s subsidiary, PT KAI Services. Not only firing, Erick conveyed that KAI also blacklisted the population identification number (NIK) of the individual so that he would not be able to use rail transportation services in the future. Erick said that this decisive action was a clear proof of BUMN’s commitment to implementing a work culture that was free from harassment.
In addition, Erick also praised the courage of the passengers who reported the action. Erick hopes that other passengers will not hesitate to report if they experience a similar incident.
“Thank you for your courage, which has inspired many people. I have also asked KAI to provide assistance to the victims,” concluded Erick.