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.