Jakarta -- More than 100 former employees of the McDonald's fast foodrestaurant chain held a rally in front of the Jakarta Police on Jl. GatotSubroto, South Jakarta.
The employees demanded the police arrest the owners of Indonesia'sMcDonald's franchises because they did not pay the employees' salaries whenownership was handed over to Toni Jack's Indonesia.
"The welfare benefit money has been embezzled, the last six months'salaries remains unpaid, savings and cooperative money has also beendefrauded, the workers have been neglected," one of the protesters, Guntur,said in a statement.The employees, now working at Toni Jack's, said the McDonald's franchiseowners had stolen hundreds of millions of rupiah from them in the form ofunpaid wages and social welfare benefits. McDonald's franchise owners werenot available for comment.