Saturday, November 30, 2013
Some 2.8 million of the 5.6 million workers affected by typhoon Yolanda are employed in the service sector, the International Labor Organization (ILO) said in a press release yesterday.
Friday, November 29, 2013
A law intern, who has alleged sexual harassment by a recently-retired Supreme Court judge, has got support and solidarity from her employer NGO.
NEW DELHI: A law intern, who has alleged sexual harassment by a recently-retired Supreme Court judge, has got support and solidarity from her employer NGO.
MALAYSIA:::Kucing kurap: Senator Pulau Pinang gesa Jeff Ooi mohon maaf / I will not aplogise for “kucing kurap” remark, says a defiant Jeff Ooi
Senator Syed Shahrir Syed Mohamud dari Pulau Pinang menggesa ahli Parlimen Jelutong, Jeff Ooi memohon maaf berhubung kenyataan menggelar kakitangan Majlis Perbandaran Pulau Pinang (MPPP) “kucing kurap” agar isu itu dapat ditamatkan.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
MALAYSIA:::Jeff Ooi branded 'anjing kurap', 'pandi kutty' / Jeff Ooi pula digelar 'anjing kurap', 'pandi Kutty'
ARTIKEL DALAM BAHASA DIBAWAH.
Four trade unions representing Penang Municipal Council workers sank their claws into Jelutong MP Jeff Ooi today for his "kucing kurap" remark and called him "anjing kurap".
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
The French government told PSA Peugeot Citroen on Wednesday to review an "inappropriate" pension award to outgoing chief executive Philippe Varin for which it has set aside 21 million euros ($28.5 million) in provisions.
KOTA KINABALU, Nov 26 (Bernama) -- Over 235,000 Socso (Social Security Organisation) contributors have benefited from its Health Screening Programme to date, said Human Resource Minister Datuk Richard Riot Jaem.
He said of the 82,130 vouchers of the programme distributed in Sabah, more than 10,000 contributors made use of them since January with the total cost coming to RM918,500.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
25 November, the International Day to Combat Violence against Women, IndustriALL pays tribute to those women who have been killed and harassed at work in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Morocco, Cambodia and Bangladesh. The women killed protesting for their rights in Cambodia stand for the many others who were sacrificed for their rights.
Monday, November 25, 2013
MANILA, Philippines – The International Labor Organization (ILO) is helping government provide emergency employment to millions of people who lost their livelihoods to Super Typhoon Yolanda(Haiyan). (READ: Coconut farmers face ruin after Haiyan)
"Emergency employment essentially puts money in the hands of individuals affected," explained Jeff Johnson, director of the ILO Philippine Office.
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Sunday, November 24, 2013
MALAYSIA>>>Jeff Ooi shouted at for 'kucing kurap' remarks at market /Pekerja MPPP kecewa digelar 'kucing kurap'
versi BAHASA DI BAWAH ARTIKEL INI
Jelutong MP Jeff Ooi's remark that the Penang Municipal Council low ranking officers are "kucing kurap" (insignificant) landed him in a war of words with former PKR state wanita chief Aminah Abdullah at the Jelutong market in Penang.
The typhoon that struck the central Philippines earlier this month made global headlines with many references to the devastation and the difficulty of bringing relief to those in need. What most media outlets did not analyse was the scarcity of infrastructure that was present before the typhoon or how vulnerable the people were to natural disasters. The reasons are to be found in the massive inequalities that exist in the Philippines where the majority of people earn very low wages while an elite controls huge wealth. It is up to us as workers to make sure that future typhoons do not become such disasters for our brothers and sisters.
A recently released report into the conditions of workers at industrial zones in and around Yangon, Myanmar’s biggest city, has highlighted the hardships that workers endure. The report highlighted that with the typical base wage of only around $US 1 per day, workers routinely work eleven hours a day, six days a week, with many reluctant to take any sick or holiday leave. In addition, workplaces are often unsanitary and many workers live in overcrowded factory supplied dormitories. While current laws do not give much protection to workers and unions, workers have nevertheless increased their activism over the last couple of years.
The occupation of Palestinian territories by Israel has totally compromised the economic and social life for millions of Palestinians. To survive, many Palestinians have to work in Israeli factories, whether in occupied Palestinian areas or in Israel itself. Every day, workers face intimidation, humiliation and harassment by Israeli soldiers as well as having to cope with restrictive laws that make many workers ‘illegal’ in their own lands. Nevertheless, Palestinian workers are still taking actions and are trying to create stronger fighting organisations.
Workers at the Punto Deri leather product manufacturer have long faced low pay, long working hours, non payment of overtime and inability to use official holidays. In order to achieve better conditions, most of the workers joined their local union, Deri-Is. The response from Punto Deri was to identify the union activists and dismiss them immediately. There is now an international campaign in support of the rights of Punto Deri workers. For video, click here.
It has been a year since the horrific fire engulfed the garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, killing well over 100 workers. While investigations have revealed that massive breaches of fire and health & safety regulations caused such a calamity, the surviving workers and the families of the dead and injured are yet toreceive substantial compensation. The situation that these workers are facing exemplifies the brutal nature of the global garment industry where workers are dispensable and just another unit cost to minimise. Global co-ordinated industrial action by garment workers across Asia is needed to improve the working conditions in this sector.
Garment workers in Bangladesh have been in almost constant mobilisations over the last year against the appalling conditions that they have to endure. Major disaster like Tazreen and the Rana Plaza collapse have been the outcome of an industry that employs millions of workers but is based on brutal and inhumane conditions. At a protest this week, workers were met not only by police charges and tear gas, but also by live bullets, leading to the death of two workers and many more injured, click here for video. The continual actions and organising by our brothers and sisters in Bangladesh are an inspiration to all of us.
Over 800 workers employed by the Australian company Ansell at the Biyagama Export Promotion Zone in Sri Lanka have been on strike for over a month. The workers are fighting the company’s refusal to recognise their union, the Free Trade Zones & General Services Employees Union (FTZGSEU) and continued harassment and intimidation of union members. A petition has been set up to support the workers, while the workers themselves have written to the Australian High Commissioner in Colombo. Ansell is a global company with facilities in 35 countries. Co-ordinated action by workers in Ansell facilities in other countries will be the most powerful strategy to hit back against Ansell.
Nov 23 (Reuters) - The French pilots' union SNPL called a one-day strike against easyJet for Monday, accusing the British budget airline of not adequately sharing with employees record profits it announced earlier in the week.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
MALAYSIA:::Malaysian Trade Union Congress (MTUC) has handed over a Memorandum today to Malaysian Human Right Commission (Suhakam) based on a complaint against Former Minister of Human Resources
Malaysian Trade Union Congress (MTUC) has handed over a Memorandum today to Malaysian Human Right Commission (Suhakam) based on a complaint against Former Minister of Human Resources YB Dato Dr S Subramaniam for making false and fabricated statement at the International Labour Organisation.
INTERNATIONAL labor organizations which had been helping in providing aid to victims of supertyphoon Yolanda in Eastern Visayas predicted on Friday that an estimated 5.2 million workers from the affected region would be jobless in the next few years.
Friday, November 22, 2013
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