Thursday, October 31, 2013

INDONESIA:::Indonesia sees nationwide strike on salary hikes

Emerging Asian nations face challenges
Workers across Indonesia have begun a two-day strike demanding higher salaries, the latest industrial action to hit the South East Asian economy.
The workers say their cost of living has gone up amid rising inflation and a hike in fuel prices.
According to unions' estimates, almost three million workers will take part in the industrial action.
However, the actual numbers have come in lower than their forecasts in previous nationwide strikes.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

MALAYSIA:::Trade union says Putrajaya must withdraw GST, warns of further burden on poor

AMTUC's Khalid Atan says Putrajaya is already unable to control prices of essential items. - The Malaysian Insider pic, October 29, 2013.MTUC's Khalid Atan says Putrajaya is already unable to control prices of essential items. - The Malaysian Insider pic, October 29, 2013.n influential trade union today urged the government to withdraw its plan to implement the Goods and Services Tax (GST) as announced in last Friday's Budget 2014 speech, saying it would further burden the poor.
Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) warned that the new tax would burden the public, and said low and middle income groups will be most affected unless Putrajaya could assure that prices of goods and services will not increase.
"What is the government's assurance

THE WORLD BANK - Doing Business Report: Economies Step Up Reform

The World Bank Working for a World Free of Poverty
  • Singapore and Hong Kong top the Doing Business list of the 10 most business-friendly places in the world.
  • Rwanda, Russian Federation, and Philippines are among the most improved in the annual survey of 189 economies.
  • The gap between the best and worst performers in the survey is narrowing as countries foster entrepreneurship and trade.
Georgia, Malaysia, and eight high-income economies are among the 10 most business-friendly places on the globe. But the gap between the developed and developing worlds is narrowing as countries such as Rwanda, Philippines, and the Russian Federation improve regulations to foster entrepreneurship and trade.

EDUCATION - Labor relations and collective bargaining

MALAYSIA - WFTU Asia Pacific Regional Meeting

MALAYSIA -RPGT hike gets Sarawak MTUC support

Meanwhile the trade union was vocal on the non-allotment of funds for workforce training under Budget 2014.
KUCHING: Sarawak MTUC is disappointment at the lack of allocation in Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak’s Budget2014 to further develop the productivity levels of local Sarawak labour.
Its secretary, Andrew Lo said that in terms of private sector workforce, there was nothing much to shout about in the Budget 2014.
“The federal budget had no distinction between its benefits and effects on labour everywhere in Malaysia.
“And in terms of allocation for workforce training, it was quite disappointing,” Lo told FMT when contacted today.

Monday, October 28, 2013

INDONESIA ::: Indonesian union leaders survivor and more charismatic

Sporting red or blue bandanas, waving flags in the air and chanting songs in unison as they line up along a major street in Central Jakarta, the protesters look like they could be rehearsing for a parade.

ILO :::Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 - A Passport to Decent Work

 The ILO's Maritime Labour Convention, which enters into force worldwide August 20, 2013, provides for the first time comprehensive protection at work for seafarers, while also promoting conditions of fair competition for shipowners.

Bangladesh ::: Six months on: Rana Plaza survivor Minu Aktar looks to new future

Rana Plaza survivors encouraged by Bangladesh Accord

PARLIMEN MALAYSIA ::: Serap pekerja kontrak jadi tetap

Sunday, October 27, 2013

PARLIMEN MALAYSIA ::: Cadang Mahkamah Perusahaan Pekerja

PARLIMEN MALAYSIA ::: Sen. Tn Syed Shahir Bahas RUU Pencegahan Jenayah (Pindaan dan Pemeluasan) 2013 on 9/10/2013

PARLIMEN MALAYSIA ::Sen Syed Shahir Bahas RUU Perbekalan Tambahan (2013) 2013

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Laos working towards national strategy on asbestos

The Ministry of Industry and Comm erce, mass organisations and international organisations are working towards a national strategy on asbestos in Laos, aiming to protect the health of factory workers and consumers in society.



Tuesday, October 22, 2013

KOREA - Teachers’ union makes international appeals for survival

KTU Chairman Kim Jeong-hun (center) at a press conference at the union’s headquarters in Seoul’s Yeongdeungpo district, Oct. 21. Kim announced the KYU’s plan to fight against government efforts to revoke its official union status. (by Ryu Woo-jong, staff photographer)

Government is set to revoke official status of union because it has several members who aren’t currently employed 

MTUC setuju akta lalai dan bodoh digubal

SHAH ALAM : Kongres Kesatuan Sekerja Malaysia (MTUC) hari ini menyokong cadangan Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) untuk menggubal satu akta bagi mendakwa individu yang lalai dan 'bodoh' dalam melaksanakan sesuatu arahan, sehingga menyebabkan negara terpaksa menanggung kerugian.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Bangladesh:::IndustriALL appoints officials to ensure safety

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh has appointed Brad Loewen, an administrator of Canadian City of Winnipeg, as the chief safety inspector as part of its aims to deliver a safer working environment for garment workers in Bangladesh.

MALAYSIA - RTW Programmes Helped 7,388 Individuals Rejoin Workforce - Socso

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 19 (Bernama) -- The 'Return To Work Programme' (RTW) has managed to assist 7,388 people with various abilities to rejoin the workforce since the programme was introduced in 2007.

Friday, October 18, 2013

NIGERIA::: Industrial Global Unions, Allies, in Protest March Against Unfair Labour Practices

, IndustriALL Global Union marked World Day for Decent Work. For IndustriALL Global Union, the Decent Work day provided a critical platform to further strengthen its Stop Precarious Work Campaign and remind employers and Governments to act responsibly on workplace issues for workers and also mobilize and call workers to action against all forms of violations of the rights of workers.

MALAYSIA - Pekerja Malaysia kurang masa bersama keluarga

JOHOR BAHRU - Kira-kira 63 peratus daripada pekerja Malaysia kurang menghabiskan masa bersama keluarga mereka kerana waktu kerja yang panjang, demikian mengikut kajian yang dijalankan oleh

Kaji selidik yang dijalankan pada September dengan penyertaan 954 pekerja dalam pelbagai industri di Malaysia, juga menunjukkan hampir 70 peratus menghabiskan masa selama dua hingga lima jam bekerja di luar waktu kerja rasmi mereka setiap hari.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Basics and Benefits of SOCSO If you’ve been paying attention, has been explaining the basics of SOCSO as well as some of the benefits you might receive. As we have previously mentioned, there are different benefits depending on the type of scheme you are subscribed to. Today we cover more of what you will find under the Employment Injury Insurance Scheme. 
Employment Injury Insurance Scheme – Benefits

Temporary Disablement

This benefit is paid to employees who have been certified by a doctor to be unfit for work for not less than (4) days including the day of the accident. This benefit is paid for the duration of the period the employee is on medical leave. However, no benefit will be paid for the days for which the employee works and earns wages during this period. The benefit rate will be 80% of the daily wage of the employee (as per previous SOCSO contribution rate), from a minimum of RM10.00 to a maximum of RM78.67 per day.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

MALAYSIA - MTUC wants RM300 COLA for private sector

The trade union has also requested the government to raise the individual income tax relief in the 2014 Budget.
SHAH ALAM: The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has put up three proposals for the government’s consideration in the 2014 Budget.
The proposal include a request for the government to defer implementing the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
MTUC president Mohd Khalid Atan said the implementation of GST would impact the lower income group as they were already hit by spiraling costs of goods and services each year.
“Consumers will have to bear consumption tax if GST is implemented and it will certainly burden the lower income group even though the amount may be small,” he said

COMBODIAN - Violent aftermath of Cambodian strike

A strike among garment workers in Cambodia following demands for a monthly pay rise of US$14 sparked mass dismissals and arrests in June. The imprisoned workers are still in jail, waiting for charges to be filed against them.
In June, one of IndustriALL Global Union’s affiliated garment worker trade unions in Cambodia, the FTUWKC, suffered a serious backlash for striking in demand of a US$14 monthly pay increase. 415 workers identified by the management as participating in the strike were sacked. The workers at the Sabrina factory in Kampong Speu province, west of the capital Phnom Penh produce for Nike, Wilson Sports Apparel and Lululemon Athletica.

MALAYSIA - MTUC puts up three proposals for 2014 budget

The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has put up three proposals for the people for consideration by the government in the 2014 Budget, including not implementing the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

MALAYSIA - 5,000 vacancies on offer at job fair for the disabled

PETALING JAYA: At least 5,000 jobs will be available for disabled persons at the Social Security Organisation’s (Socso) Return To Work job carnival this Saturday.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

MALAYSIA - Socso Benefits For Taxi Drivers Begins 2015

KUCHING, Oct 12 (Bernama) -- The provision of Social Security (Socso) benefits to taxi drivers under a new protection system is expected to begin in 2015, says chief executive Datuk K. Selvarajah.

He said the new protection system would allow most taxi drivers working on their own to contribute towards Socso to safeguard their welfare.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Unions mobilize around the world against precarious work

PROG.DOMESTIC WORK IS WORK..DECENT WORK..DECENT WAGE..DECENT your support toward HUman RIght. Penang Malaysia.

Once again on 7 October, the World Day for Decent Work, worldwide attention has been drawn to the negative impacts of precarious work as unions around the world mobilize.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

MALAYSIA - MTUC against GST, fears widening of income gap

KUCHING: The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) Sarawak Division objects to the implementation of Goods and Service Tax (GST) which will reportedly be introduced in Budget 2014 to be tabled this month.
MTUC secretary Andrew Lo described GST as regressive tax as it has more pronounced effect on the poor and working class because it consumed a higher proportion of their income.
“MTUC is not convinced that GST is the way forward and this goes against efforts to achieve High Income Nation,” he said.
Lo pointed out that GST would be a move from tax on income to tax on consumption.


A United Nations senior official today warned that if countries do not step up their efforts, they would fall 
short of reaching the agreed target of eradicating child labour 2016.