Sunday, March 31, 2013
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
KUALA LUMPUR, 27 Mac — Senator Syed Shahir bin Syed Mohamud mengecam tindakan kerajaan menangguhkan pelaksanaan gaji mininum keatas pekerja asing yang bekerja dalam Industri Kecil dan Sederhana (IKS), mendakwa ianya menindas pekerja serta menuduh kerajaan gagal menepati janji.
Merujuk kepada laporan dalam akhbar New Straits Times pada 20 Mac 2013 bertajuk ‘SMEs may defer minimum wages for foreign workers until Dec 31', bekas presiden Kongres Kesatuan Sekerja Malaysia (MTUC) itu berkata langkah tersebut sama sekali melanggari Akta Pekerja Seksyen 60 (L) 1955.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Unionized employees of the Nippon Paper Industries USA mill file into a meeting at the Moose Lodge in Port Angeles on Saturday for a briefing by the Association of Western Pulp & Paper Workers. -- Photo by Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News
KUALA LUMPUR: The Social Security Organisation (Socso) will provide contributors who undergo physical and vocational rehabilitation under the "Return to Work" programme with a RM20 daily allowance.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
SOME 700 factory workers of S&O (formerly Sharp & Roxy) held a peaceful demonstration in front of their factory in Bakar Arang Industrial Estate in Sungai Petani as they were unhappy with their salary review.Electronic Factory Workers Union spokesman N. Balakrishnan said the management had only agreed to a 3.5% salary increase while the union had asked for 5%.
Friday, March 22, 2013
PERJUMPAAN DENGAN KETUA MENTERI II PULAU PINANG ANTARA YB SENATOR TUAN SYED SHAHIR, NUTEAIW DAN MTUC BAHAGIAN PULAU PINANG : - ANTARA ISU YANG DIBINCANGKAN TENTANG PENUTUPAN OPERASI SEBUAH KILANG DI PRAI SELEPAS BEROPERASI SELAM 40 TAHUN SERTA ISU ISU SEMASA KAUM PEKERJA DI MALAYSIA, KHAS NYA DI PULAU PINANG SERTA PROGRAM MAY DAY YANG AKAN DIADAKAN, DALAM PERJUMPAAN YG SAMA JUGA KITA TELAH MELAHIRKAN KEKESALAN DI ATAS KENYATAAN KETUA MENTERI MENGENAI GAJI MINIMUM PAKATAN RAKYAT RM 1100 UNTUK PEKERJA TEMPATAN SAHAJA SEDANG PERJUAGAN MTUC ADALAH UNTUK GAJI MINIMUM KEPADA SEMUA PEKERJA.
On 13 March, thousands of employees of the state-owned oil company Petrotrin, members of the Oil Workers Trade Union (OWTU), affiliated to IndustriALL Global Union, stopped work and demonstrated in front of the company's offices in Point-a-Pierre, Trinidad and Tobago, to protest at the company's failure to comply with the terms of the collective agreement signed one year ago.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Monday, March 18, 2013
MUAR: About 100 workers from Nepal were arrested after information was received that they were planning to hold an illegal protest to demand for their wages.
Police detained the workers at several places in town while others were picked up at roadblocks here Sunday.
KUALA LUMPUR, March 18 (Bernama) -- The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) has published the 2013/2014 List of Fund Management Institutions (FMI) and unit trust funds for the EPF Members Investment Scheme (EPF-MIS).
KUALA LUMPUR, March 9 — The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) today called on the government to extend the coverage of the Employment Act 1955 to the 200,000 foreign maids in the country.
Its president, Mohd Khalid Atan, said the maids were not covered by the act and were subject to abuse by employers.
In a statement in conjunction with International Women's Day, he said the MTUC had submitted a memorandum to the Human Resources Ministry on the matter.
International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8.
Mohd Khalid said the maids would be able to get legal protection and assistance if they were covered by the act. — Bernama
Sunday, March 17, 2013
KUALA LUMPUR: The Social Security Organisation (Socso) will provide contributors who undergo physical and vocational rehabilitation under the 'Return To Work' programme with a RM20 daily allowance, effective March 1.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
KUCHING: The lack of construction labourers in Sarawak has driven the monthly pay of such workers to above the minimum wage of RM800.
However, a significant number of labourers are still daily paid workers, mostly without Employees Provident Fund (EPF) and Social Security (Socso) benefits.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Thursday, March 14, 2013
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Seramai kira-kira 500 orang pekerja asing dari sebuah kilang di Nilai, Negeri Sembilan mengadakan mogok dengan tidak bekerja bermula Jumaat lalu kerana menuntut gaji minimum sebanyak RM900.
SHAH ALAM: Brutally abused by her husband and jobless for more than five years, mother of two Gomathy (not her real name) had completely hit rock bottom.
She had developed epileptic seizures, causing her to lose her job, after being pushed down the staircase by her abusive, alcoholic husband eight years ago.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Monday, March 11, 2013
To mark International Women’s Day on 8 March, which focuses on ‘violence against women’, the ILO is highlighting the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace – an often subtle but disturbing form of aggression.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Thursday, March 7, 2013
MALACCA: The eligibility for invalidity pension for Social Security Organisation (Socso) members has been raised from 55-year-old to 60.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
KUALA LUMPUR: About 50 former Employees Provident Fund (EPF) staff members gathered in front of the headquarters here yesterday to hand over a memorandum demanding for the retirement benefits promised to them under the discontinued Staff Provident Fund (SPF).
PETALING JAYA: The Employees Provident Fund has embarked on a four-week promotion blitz to get the self-employed and those without fixed income to contribute to the EPF through its 1Malaysia Retirement Savings Scheme.
Themed Self Employed? You Can Still Contribute to EPF and Retire Happy, EPF general manager for public relations Nik Affendi Jaafar said the advertising campaign aimed to encourage this sector to contribute voluntarily to the fund based on what they can afford.
Monday, March 4, 2013
Malaysian Trade Union Congress President, Khalid Atan says that the Congress is against en bloc applications by SMEs to defer implementation of minimum wage. Any application has to be on individual basis.
Khalid also clarifies the events of the Feb 27th meeting with the National Wages Consultative Council (MPGN) that led to a walkout by SME representatives.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Saturday, March 2, 2013
PETALING JAYA: Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) opposes the request by businessmen in the small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs) to defer the National Minimum Wage Order.
MTUC president Mohd Khalid Atan said the request should be ignored as not all companies were experiencing low profits.
Friday, March 1, 2013
On 24 February 2013 Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina handed out compensation to the families of fire victims at Smart Fashion factory of 26 January 2013. The agreement was negotiated by the IndustriALL Regional Office, IndustriALL Bangladesh Council of trade unions (IBC) and brands Inditex and New Look.