Thursday, February 28, 2013




EPF buys into Spire

PETALING JAYA: The Employees Provident Fund (EPF), together with two other parties, has bought into Britain's second-largest private healthcare provider early this month as part of its diversification strategy.
The £700mil (RM3.28bil) acquisition comprised 12 out of 38 hospitals belonging to the Spire Healthcare Group spread across Britain, London-based legal practice Norton Rose confirmed.
Norton Rose had advised the EPF on this particular deal.
The international legal practice's public relations manager Perry Bucksaid in an email on Tuesday that the sale was on a sale and leaseback basis. The 12 acquired hospitals would be leased back to the Spire Healthcare Group to operate under long leases.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

MTUC: Be fair to migrant workers

The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has reiterated its call for authorities to enforce non-discriminatory policies for migrant workers.
The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has reiterated its call for authorities to enforce non-discriminatory policies for migrant workers.
Citing cases of allegedly unlawful termination of employment contracts, MTUC president Khalid Atan said while foreign workers are accorded the same rights and protection under the Employment Act 1955 and other labour legislation, they often fall victim to unscrupulous middle-men who exploit them.

ILO seeks social policies to aid global economic recovery

THE International Labour Organization (ILO) has called for the adoption of social policies to aid the current efforts at rescuing the receding global economy.
The Director-General of the international Labour watch body, Guy Ryder, said the world needs what he termed “smart social policies” to tackle the global economic recovery which, he claimed, hangs in the balance.

“Tipping that balance towards sustainable growth and development means tackling social injustice,” he said, in a statement to mark World Day for Social Justice.
According to Ryder, “the world of work is now at the centre of discontent and must be an integral part in shaping a different, more just, global order for the future.” 

Perkeso free check-up runaround

I WAS looking forward to the free medical check-up and mammogram under the Program Saringan Kesihatan by Perkeso (Socso) when I received the vouchers.
However, it ended up in a runaround. All the clinics that I contacted did not perform mammograms.
I was told by the staff of Perkeso that the panel doctors that I approached would refer me to medical centres for my mammogram.
However, I was told that they would only refer me if I am paying for the mammogram.
Why can’t Perkeso list in its website the panel of doctors performing mammograms?
Some of the clinics I approached were not even aware that they are on the panel of doctors.
Some said they had yet to receive the forms from Perkeso, so were unable to accept the vouchers.
Come on Perkeso, what is going on?
Petaling Jaya

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Chinese bus drivers sentenced after going on strike in Singapore

Activists demonstrate against the bid to punish striking drivers at the Singaporean consulate in Hong Kong on December 5, 2012.
Activists demonstrate against the bid to punish striking drivers at the Singaporean consulate in Hong Kong on December 5, 2012.

  • Four Chinese nationals are sentenced in Singapore to several weeks in prison
  • They were protesting low wages and poor living conditions
  • They did not follow Singapore's law requiring a 14-day notice before a strike
(CNN) -- In a case that brought to light issues of unfair pay and poor living conditions among foreign workers in Singapore, a court there sentenced four Chinese nationals to several weeks in prison for instigating an "illegal" strike in late November.
The four, who had pleaded guilty, were led from court in handcuffs to begin their terms in Changi prison immediately.

Productivity levels driven down by unskilled foreign workers

PETALING JAYA: Unskilled foreign labour in our workforce could be driving down productivity levels, said the Malaysian Trades Union Congress.
MTUC secretary-general Abdul Halim Mansor believes that foreign workers, who make up 30% of Malaysia's workforce, were at a disadvantage because they were employed in labour-intensive industries while their counterparts in other benchmark countries were involved in technology-based production.

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Budget 2013: Govt raises EPF interest rate to 8.5percent

Finance Minister P.Chidamabaram has decided to increase the Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) interest rate by 25 basis points from the previous 8.25 per cent.
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Monday, February 25, 2013

New green economy partnership responds to Rio+20 Call for Action

Four UN agencies to assist 30 countries in transition to a green economy

NAIROBI – A new partnership launched today by four UN agencies aims to support 30 countries over the next seven years in building national green economy strategies that will generate new jobs and skills, promote clean technologies, and reduce environmental risks and poverty. 

The new Partnership for Action on Green Economy, or PAGE, is a response to the outcome document of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), entitled The Future We Want, which recognizes the green economy as a vehicle for sustainable development and poverty eradication. 

Governments at Rio+20 called on UN agencies to support countries interested in accelerating their transition to an inclusive green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication. 

Contributors laud higher EPF payout

GOOD NEWS: It means higher savings in our old age, say people
KUALA LUMPUR: CONTRIBUTORS  to the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) are confident that this year's increased dividend of 6.15 per cent, the highest in 12 years, is just a preview of the compulsory savings scheme's stronger performance in the future.


Port of Salalah holds union elections

Port of Salalah has lent administrative support in the interest of good worker and employee relations to the election process of the company's Union Administrative Authority (UAA) and registration of the General Assembly (union) members last week.875 employees at Port of Salalah have registered with the union for the upcoming four year period, of which approximately 85% are Omani nationals and the remaining 15% expatriate employees, to elect the leadership structure of the UAA from a band of 11 Omani candidates, in accordance with the legal framework for the establishment of trade unions in the Sultanate of Oman.

Bosses deferring minimum wage must pass audit

PETALING JAYA (Feb 25, 2013): Applications to defer paying the mandatory minimum wage to foreign workers will be stringently scrutinised before they are approved, said National Wages Consultative Council member Mohd Khalid Haji Atan.
Mohd Khalid, who is also the Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) president, told theSunlast week any employer seeking deferment of the minimum wage would have to provide the implementation committee with three years of audited accounts.
"They also have to provide all information about their workforce and other relevant documents which will be required by the committee," he said.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

"Ganyang Style" Jelajah Piket CIMB, Kangar, Jalan Penjara, Perlis

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Singapore affiliates welcome new IndustriALL Regional Office

IndustriALL’s Singapore affiliates wasted no time in welcoming the opening of IndustriALL’s new South East Asia office on 4 February 2013.
The affiliates, attended a strategy and leadership gathering at 03-07 Tembeling Centre, which is also home to the new office, and discussed the timetable for a number of important events that will take place in Singapore in April 2013.
Singapore’s economy depends heavily on manufacturing exports, particularly aerospace, electronics, IT-products, pharmaceuticals and shipbuilding. Around 19 per cent of its total workforce is employed in manufacturing, which represents just over 27 per cent of gross domestic product. The National Trade Union Centre (NTUC) is Singapore’s only national center and has 61 affiliates, and over 600,000 members. IndustriALL’s affiliated unions cover all of the manufacturing sectors.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Different languages, same message: Union Rights in Mexico NOW!

This week the attention of trade unions around the world is focused on Mexico. 10,000 activists from different regions, cultures, industrial sectors and backgrounds, are speaking in different languages through different actions. Their message is clear and united: “We will not give up until Mexican workers get full trade union rights”.

Jobs accord ‘way to go’ to address youth unemployment — ILO

A JOBS accord expected to be signed by social partners later this month to help address youth unemployment is "the way to go", International Labour Organisation (ILO) SA director Vic van Vuuren said on Wednesday, adding that its success would depend entirely on its implementation.
President Jacob Zuma said in his state of the nation address last week that he had asked business, labour and civil society to discuss youth employment incentives last year. He said the parties had concluded discussions and would now sign an accord.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Indian trade union leader killed in Ambala as nationwide strike begins

Indian activists and trade union members participate in a demonstration demanding better working conditions. (File photo)
Indian activists and trade union members participate in a demonstration demanding better working conditions. (File photo)
An Indian trade union leader has been killed in the city of Ambala, amid a two-day nationwide strike in protest against high inflation and the fuel price hike.

According to reports, Narender Singh was hit by a bus on Wednesday, the first day of strike, after he tried to stop the vehicle from plying.

Japan's Labor Movement Struggles to Cope with Irregular Employment

Japanese labor unions used to be a force to be reckoned with, but declining membership, fading activism, and the rise of irregular employment have led many ordinary Japanese to forget that they even exist

More at The Real News

India, Greece dilanda mogok

NEW DELHI 20 Feb. - Berjuta-juta pekerja India mengadakan tunjuk perasaan selama dua hari secara besar-besaran di seluruh negara hari ini bagi menyatakan bantahan terhadap polisi 'antiburuh' yang diperkenalkan kerajaan.

EPF: Injection of Nusa Gapurna assets into MRCB provides 'liquid shares'

KUALA LUMPUR: The Employees Provident Fund's (EPF) injection of its 40% stake in Gapurna Development Sdn Bhd into Malaysian Resources Corp Bhd (MRCB) would enable it to own liquid shares.
The EPF, in its clarification issued on Wednesday, also said "the EPF will continue to hold an approximately 40% economic stake in the same assets".
It said the 40% stake in Nusa Gapurna was held through a co-investment in the properties undertaken in 2011.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Trade union strike adds to India's economic woes

NEW DELHI — Factories were attacked, vehicles were burned and a man was crushed to death by a bus in India on Wednesday at the start of a two-day trade union strike to protest price increases, low wages, unemployment and the government’s economic reform measures.
The man killed by the bus was a trade union leader in the northern city of Ambala. Authorities said he squatted on the ground in the path of a bus in an attempt to keep the buses from moving, then was hit and fatally injured.

MTUC wants government to handle the employment of foreign workers

SUBANG JAYA,  – The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) wants the employment of foreign workers including maids to be done by the government to ensure the workers are well treated.
Its president Khalid Atan said their employment through agents and outsourcing agencies who acted as a middlemen should be stopped since it has been causing problems and also tarnishing the country’s image when the workers are not properly looked after.
“If employers wish to hire a foreign worker, they should go deal with the government. The middleman is taking profit on each person they bring in, some up to RM2,000 or more per person.
“But sometimes these workers rights are neglected, some even have their working permits terminated drastically causing them being caught or being charged for entering this country illegally,” he told in a press conference here, today.
Khalid also said that some of the foreign workers are not paid for the work they do, or being forced to work for long hours – usually for 14 to 16 hours per day – or being threaten to be sent back when questioning the employers’ action on them.
On the levy issue, Khalid said MTUC was firm by its stand that foreign workers should not be burdened by the levy, transportation and accommodation fees.
“The employers should pay for it. The payment is to be made by the foreign workers with the enforcement of the RM900 minimum salary. But if the workers have to deduct RM150 for levy and another RM200 (transportation and accommodation) how much will be left for them?” he asked.
On Jan 30, the Cabinet decided that foreign workers should pay the levy amounting between RM34.15 and RM154.16 per month instead of the employers.  – Bernama

Pekerja Nepal tidak dibayar gaji dan dihalau dari asrama

Mohd Khalid Atan, Presiden MTUC bersama-sama pekerja-pekerja Nepal.
Seramai 33 pekerja asing dari Nepal telah ditamatkan kerja tanpa sebarang pampasan oleh sebuah syarikat elektronik di Shah Alam.
Pekerja-pekerja ini juga tidak dibayar gaji sejak Disember 2012.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Workers and police clash at airport during Iberia strike

Iberia airline workers, on a strike, march towards Madrid's Barajas airport
© Susana Vera / Reuters
Iberia airline workers, on a strike, march towards Madrid's Barajas airport February 18, 2013. REUTERS/Susana Vera

MADRID (Reuters) - Striking union workers clashed with police at Madrid's Barajas airport on Monday on the first day of a week-long strike over more than 3,800 pending job cuts at Spain's flagship airline Iberia.
More than 80 Iberia flights were canceled as workers at the carrier began a series of five-day walkouts that are expected to cost the airline and struggling national economy millions of euros in lost business.
Hundreds of workers flooded into Terminal 4 at Barajas - the biggest airport in Spain - to noisily protest, chanting and whistling, with one group staging a sit-in. About 2,000 people demonstrated outside the terminal.
Pekerja syarikat penerbangan Sepanyol lancar mogok
MADRID 19 Feb. - Beratus-ratus pekerja syarikat penerbangan Sepanyol, Iberia bertempur dengan pihak polis di Lapangan Terbang Barajas, semalam, pada hari pertama kesatuan pekerja melancarkan mogok sebagai membantah tindakan syarikat itu mengurangkan kira-kira 3,800 pekerjaan.
Penunjuk perasaan berkumpul di luar pejabat Iberia dan Terminal 4 lapangan terbang itu sambil melaungkan slogan bantahan serta meniup wisel.
Pihak polis dilapor bertindak memukul penunjuk perasaan yang berada di luar terminal menggunakan belantan.
Lebih 80 penerbangan Iberia terpaksa dibatalkan semalam ekoran mogok berkenaan. - REUTERS

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Kesal gaji baru makin kurang

Mohd Yusof melahirkan kekecewaan pekerja terhadap gaji yang diterima bagi bulan Januari kepada Mohd Anuar, semalam.
Sebahagian pekerja membantah tindakan wakil majikan yang menghalang wartawan Sinar Harian bersama mereka, semalam.
FELDA TRIANG 2 - Lebih 200 pekerja ladang dekat sini, kesal apabila menerima pendapatan bersih antara RM300 hingga RM600 bagi Januari lalu, selepas pihak pengurusan menyelaraskan semua elaun sebagai gaji pokok mereka.

Ia berikutan pihak pengurusan Felda Plantation Sdn Bhd Triang 2 menyahut saranan Perdana Menteri supaya memberikan gaji minima RM900 sebulan.

Seorang pekerja, Mohd Yusof Ibrahim, 45, berkata, pihak pengurusan tidak pernah menerangkan mengenai perubahan pada gaji sehingga mereka terkejut melihat agihan gaji dalam slip gaji mereka.

Menurutnya, hampir semua elaun atau insentif yang diterima pekerja dimasukkan dalam gaji pokok menyebabkan gaji mereka berkurangan lebih separuh daripada biasa.

“Sebelum ini, kami dapat insentif khas sebanyak RM200, insentif kehadiran (RM85) dan elaun minyak motor (RM3 sehari) tetapi sekarang semua itu dimasukkan ke dalam gaji pokok.

“Jadi, kalau dah buat itu semata-mata untuk menjadikan gaji minima kami RM900, itu memang tidak wajar.

Memang kami tidak puas hati,” katanya semasa ditemui pada perhimpunan memprotes tindakan majikan menafikan hak mereka.

Sebelum ini katanya, upah bagi menuai buah sawit dikira 50 sen per tandan tetapi sistem itu diubah kepada per tan menyebabkan upah bagi setandan yang diperoleh tidak sampai 50 sen.

Mohd Yusof berkata, keadaan ini benar-benar mengelirukan pekerja malah ada yang beranggapan, pihak pengurusan sengaja mahu menipu pekerja kerana kejadian sama pernah berlaku dua kali sebelum ini.

Pekerja kilang mogok kerana masalah gaji

19 Februari 2013
Pekerja kilang mogok kerana masalah gaji
Suzana (kiri) dan rakannya menunjukkan notis yang dikeluarkan mengenai pelaksanaan gaji minimum RM900 bermula 1 Januari.
Pekerja kilang mogok kerana masalah gaji
Kira-kira 500 pekerja kilang memulakan mogok sejak dari jam 8 pagi, semalam.
SENAI – Kira-kira 500 pekerja kilang pengeluar komponen komputer Kawasan Perindustrian Senai di sini melancarkan mogok mengenai isu penyelarasan gaji asas minimum RM900 yang ditetapkan kerajaan awal Januari lalu kerana mendakwa ia diputarbelitkan pihak syarikat.

Salah seorang pekerja, Suzana Ismail, 41, berkata, pihak pengurusan mengeluarkan notis bertarikh 10 Januari lalu bahawa kilang itu akan melaksanakan penyelarasan gaji minimum sebanyak RM900 bermula 1 Januari lalu.

Bagaimanapun katanya, penyelarasan gaji tidak dilaksanakan sebaliknya gaji yang diterima pekerja bagi bulan Januari berkurangan.

“Sebelum penyelarasan gaji dilaksanakan kami mampu meraih pendapatan melebihi RM1,500 termasuk bayaran kerja lebih masa.

“Tetapi selepas penyelarasan dibuat, gaji tetap kami bukan sahaja tidak dinaikkan kepada RM900 malah terdapat pelbagai potongan dilakukan,” katanya.

Lebih  mengecewakan,  elaun kerja lebih masa dipotong bagi menampung jumlah jam bekerja yang  ditukar dari 44 jam kepada 48 jam seminggu tanpa notis awal.

“Kami  bertanya mengapa bayaran kerja lebih masa dipotong, mereka memberitahu itu dikira sebagai tempoh asal waktu bekerja bagi melengkapkan jumlah 48 jam.

CUEPACS cadang tambah bonus JPJ, Imigresen

Seremban: CUEPACS mencadangkan kakitangan Jabatan Imigresen dan Jabatan Pengangkutan Jalan (JPJ) juga menikmati bonus tambahan berikutan kedua-dua jabatan berkenaan adalah antara penyumbang penting kepada perolehan dana negara. 

Sehubungan itu, Presiden CUEPACS, Datuk Omar Osman, berkata kakitangan mereka juga layak menerima bonus itu seperti dinikmati kakitangan Jabatan Kastam Diraja Malaysia (KDRM). 

Layak terima bonus tambahan

Katanya, dalam perkembangan terbaru, kakitangan KDRM meraih kutipan RM32.5 bilion hasil tugas penguatkuasaan yang dilaksanakan dan mereka menerima bonus tambahan itu. 

“JPJ dan Jabatan Imigresen juga ejen pencari dana negara dan mereka juga patut mendapat bonus tambahan jika berjaya mencapai sasaran ditetapkan,” katanya kepada BH di sini, semalam.

ILO says world unemployment figures set to rise in 2013

ISLAMABAD - Unemployment is on the rise as economies around the world lose jobs and a record 202 million people could be unemployed across the world in 2013, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has said.

Five years on from the onset of the financial crisis, the fragile recovery is threatened by "incoherent monetary policy" in the US and Europe, the ILO said, according to The Guardian.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Tougher measures needed to curb forced labour ­—ILO

Forced labour illustration
A new report by the International Labour Organisation has emphasised the need for tougher measures to combat forced labour.
The report says the need to deter would-be perpetrators is widely recognised, but more effort is needed to identify cases of forced labour and to prevent the crime.
“Efforts to prevent, identify and prosecute cases of forced labour often fall short of what is needed, despite good practices in some countries,” the ILO said in a report prepared ahead of the ongoing meeting of experts on forced labour.
The meeting, which started on Monday and will last till Friday, is being attended by representatives of governments, workers and employers.
According to the report, the meeting, which is being held at the ILO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, will assess the need for further standard-setting to complement the ILO’s Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29) and Abolition of Forced Labour Convention, 1957 (No. 105), by focusing in particular on prevention, victim protection, including compensation and trafficking for labour exploitation.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

On the Path of Hope (Asa Sepanjang Jalan)

Dividen KWSP 6.15%, naik banding 2011

17 Februari 2013
SHAH ALAM - Kumpulan Wang Simpanan Pekerja (KWSP) hari ini mengisytiharkan kadar dividen 6.15 peratus untuk tahun kewangan berakhir 31 Disember 2012.

Kadar dividen ini adalah 15 mata asas lebih tinggi berbanding dengan kadar enam peratus yang dibayar pada 2011, mencatatkan rekod baru berjumlah RM27.45 bilion yang diagihkan kepada ahli-ahli KWSP, meningkat 12.20 peratus daripada RM24.47 bilion yang dibayar pada tahun sebelumnya.

Dalam satu kenyataan yang dikeluarkan hari ini, Pengerusi KWSP Tan Sri Samsudin Osman berkata, “walaupun persekitaran pelaburan yang semakin kompleks, KWSP mengekalkan momentum kenaikan yang stabil untuk merekodkan keputusan yang paling kukuh sejak awal milenium, disokong oleh keberkesanan strategi pelaburan jangka panjang serta pendekatan berdisiplin dan berhemah.”

KWSP umum dividen 6.15 peratus bagi tahun 2012

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 17 – Kumpulan Wang Simpanan Pekerja (KWSP) hari ini mengumumkan kadar dividen 6.15 peratus bagi tahun kewangan berakhir 31 Dis 2012.
Pengerusinya Tan Sri Samsudin Osman dalam satu kenyataan di sini berkata kadar tersebut adalah 15 mata asas lebih tinggi berbanding kadar 6 peratus yang dibayar pada tahun 2011.
“Ia juga mencatatkan rekod baharu berjumlah RM27.45 bilion yang diagihkan kepada anggota KWSP, meningkat 12.20 peratus daripada RM24.47 bilion yang dibayar pada tahun sebelumnya.


Nube tuntut adik Najib selesai isu pekerja CIMB

TEMERLOH: Kira-kira 100 anggota National Union of Bank Employees (Nube) dari seluruh negara hari ini mengadakan perhimpunan aman di hadapan CIMB Cawangan Temerloh bagi mendesak Datuk Seri Nazir Razak menyelesaikan beberapa tuntutan mereka.

Nube tuntut adik Najib selesai isu pekerja CIMB

Strike fear hits employers of foreign workers

KUALA LUMPUR (Feb , 2013): Industry bosses are worried the strike by foreign workers at a furniture factory in Johor just before the festival shutdown may ignite similar action among foreigners and the local workforce.
A report in Oriental Daily News today said many employers believed the lack of a "black and white" from the government to specify the foreign workers levy should be fully borne by them was the reason why negotiations with these workers had failed.
Some 500 foreign workers of Digital Furniture Sdn Bhd in Muar downed tools a day before the Chinese New Year break when the management did not agree to demands to implement the RM900 minimum wage order immediately and agree to pay their levies.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Minimum wages comes with cuts – MTUC Sabah

KOTA KINABALU: Employees face yet another dilemma at work – the implementation of the RM800 minimum wage comes with cuts in so many areas, including their monthly allowances.
“This is equally demoralising since allowances are created to encourage employees to work harder for that extra Ringgit.
“So when you cut such incentives, it would not only bring the staff’s morale down, but also discourage them from taking on that workload,” said Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) Sabah secretary Catherine Jikunan.
Receiving complaints from factory workers, clerks and those attached to courier service companies, she said it was affecting the employees morale, and most of them were beginning to think that there was no use putting in the extra effort as at the end of the day, they would still be getting their RM800.
“For instance, a courier service staff told us that in the past, they are paid an extra 20 sen per package sent, but beginning last month, the company had revised the allowance to five sen per package … this is a big amount and it would affect the employees in one way or another,” she said.
Urging employers to review their allowance scheme, she stressed that proper payment would encourage better performance among their employees.
On another development, Jikunan said there was no reason for eateries to increase the prices indiscriminately, and blamed the implementation of the minimum wage for it.
“Most coffee shops are family-oriented business, so they normally employ their own relatives, or for cheap labour, illegal immigrants … plus the cost of operating is not that expensive,” said Jikunan, when contacted by the Borneo Post, yesterday.
She stressed it was improper to raise the prices of food and beverages as it would only burden the consumers.
“There was one time when I went to a coffee shop in town, and I was shocked when they had increased the price for a cup of coffee. When I complained, the owner told me that it was because of the minimum wage issue.
“I told the owner that it was not right to raise the prices of food and beverages simply because the cost of operation is not that high, plus they do not have that many employees … they took note and the next time I went to the shop, the prices had gone down,” said Jikunan sharing her experience.
She added that in such cases, consumers have the right to take down the name of the shop and lodge complaints to the relevant authorities.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Face Up To Forced Labour

Kesatuan tuntut Hong Leong Yamaha Motors tunai tuntutan CA

SHAH ALAM - Kesatuan Kebangsaan Pekerja-pekerja Perusahaan Alat-alat Pengangkutan dan Sekutu hari ini mengadakan piket di pekarangan Wisma Hong Leong di ibu negara tengah hari tadi menuntut agar memenuhi tuntutan Perjanjian Bersama (CA) bagi tempoh 2012-2015.Piket itu dihadiri sekitar 200 orang.

Setiausaha Agung kesatuan itu, N. Gopal Krishnam berkata, pihaknya terpaksa mengadakan piket selepas beberapa pusingan perundingan yang diadakan sejak pertengahan tahun lalu dengan pengurusan Hong Leong Yamaha Motors Sdn Bhd tidak membuahkan hasil yang memuaskan.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

No time limit to claim EPF arrears from employers

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 13 (Bernama) -- The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) no longer imposes the six-year time limit to deny employees from claiming the arrears of contributions from employers.
Its public relations general manager, Nik Affendi Jaafar said the decision was taken after the Federal Court on Jan 16 unanimously endorsed the Court of Appeal's decision barring an employer from banking on the time-limit provision in its appeal.
"With this landmark decision, any appeal made by employers on the ground of time-limit can no longer be used in any court for the ruling has already been established by the Federal Court.