SLEMAN (KRjogja.com) – The need for cruise ship workers (crew) still has not received serious attention from the Indonesian government. Though the work opportunity is very large as the number of international cruise ships continues to grow.
Every year, it takes 16 thousand crew for a cruise ship company. While in the world, cruise ships reach tens. And each company has dozens of cruise ships.
National Work (Rakernas) in Sleman, Tuesday (04/10/2016).
The high demand is apparently not comparable to the interest itself. As a result, Indonesia is only able to meet the demand of less than five percent. It’s just that, the interest to become a crew on a cruise ship is very minimal.
During this time Indonesia has become a rival in fulfilling cruise ship crews, India and the Philippines. For Indonesia, the average needs in the service sector. Like housekeeping, cooking and restaurant waiter. With a salary of the lowest mininal level of Rp. 5 million per month.
When alluded to whether the crews of the cruise crew were only in the service sector, Ariyanto did not justify it. According to him many other fields. Such as engine power supervision and so on.
“It’s just that we are constrained from the agency itself. Where in addition to the service sector, they usually prioritize from other countries. That is what we think requires the government’s participation. In order to be able to provide skilled workers who are willing to be placed on cruise ships,” he said.
Ariyanto gave an example of India and the Philippines. Government support for cruise ship crews is quite large. By providing facilities and facilities for its citizens who want to become a crew. They were given priority because they were able to donate the largest foreign exchange in their country.
“Our hope is that the government will at least provide convenience to people who will work on cruise ships. Especially from the funding sector,” he explained. (Awh)