Monday, March 18, 2013

100 Nepali workers stopped from holding protest over minimum wage

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.

EPF announces 2013/2014 list of fund management institutions, unit trust funds

MTUC wants foreign maids to have protection under the law

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