Saturday, December 14, 2013

MALAYSIA:::MTUC protests against the Ministry of Human Resources;

Workers across Peninsular got together for the MTUC Picket against the Ministry of Human Resources. The workers joined the broad coalition of unions and workers activist movement in a mobilisation against the economic, social, and political injustice by the one percent and the unholy support extended by the Ministry of Human Resources. 

The Chairman of the MTUC Action Committee, Bro Abdul Razak Md Hassan has documented nation-wide practices of wage theft, denial of union rights and abuse of workers. 

This picket said Abdul Razak, is just the beginning of the nation-wide campaign that will be organized against the Ministry of Human Resources for causing the erosion of workers rights in the country said Abdul Razak.

The MTUC calls upon the Ministry to change the Secretary General of the Ministry for the failure of the Ministry to protect workers and ensure their basic benefits are protected. The picket, added Abdul Razak was as a result of the Ministry’s failure in taking steps to: 

1. Cancel the registration of the Maybank in house union even after the Minister admitted in Parliament that the Ministry had blundered in the said registration; 

2. Stop the unfair dismissal of trade union leaders;

3. Stop the discriminative implementation of the Minimum Wage;

4. Stop all forms of outsourcing; 

5. Stop the victimisation of workers by Hong Leong Bank; and 

6. Ensure the effective implementation of ILO Convention 98; 

Bro Abdul Razak has assured the workers present at the picket that MTUC will continue to lobby for the change in the Ministry of Human Resources to protect the most important asset of the country that is the workers.

MTUC President, Bro Khalid Atan and Secretary General Bro Abdul Halim Mansor were present to extend their full support against the picket. 

Also present were various other MTUC leaders. 


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