Thursday, November 14, 2013

MALAYSIA::: MTUC:::Call for plan to tackle retrenchment wave

PENANG MTUC has called on the state government to formulate an action plan to deal with the prospect of more retrenchments.
Referring to a report which quoted Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng as saying that the global economy was growing at a slower rate than earlier forecast, state MTUC secretary K. Veeriah said such a plan was needed to allay fears among blue collar workers.

MALAYSIA:::Contest for all posts in MTUC election / Semua jawatan penting MTUC ditandingi

SHAH ALAM: The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC), for the first time since its formation in 1949, will see a contest between its incumbent secretary-general and president for the national union's top post at its triennial delegates conference next month.
The spotlight will be on the contest for the post of president at the election on Dec 22 between incumbent secretary-general, Abdul Halim Mansor and president, Mohd Khalid Atan.

MAS suspends chief steward for criticising CEO / Kritik CEO, ketua anak kapal MAS digantung tugas

National airline Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has suspended the president of the National Union of Flight Attendants Malaysia (Nufam), Ismail Nasaruddin, for a statement he made to the media against MAS chief executive officer Ahmad Jauhari Yahya, pending a domestic inquiry.

Ismail was suspended without allowances with immediate effect starting Nov 8 following a news report quoting him that was published on the same day. 

In a Nov 11 show cause letter sighted by Malaysiakini, MAS said Ismail had acted in contradiction with his duties as a chief steward of the airline by issuing the statement.
NONEThe letter also cited a SunBiz report in which Ismail calls for the removal of Ahmad Jauhari (left) as CEO for his alleged failure to attend to the welfare of the MAS cabin crew and engage in collective agreement negotiations with the union. 

It said that although Ismail is the union president, he is first and foremost a MAS employee.

Meanwhile, Nufam said in a statement that a memorandum has been sent to the Human Resources Ministry seeking intervention in the matter. 

The memorandum, among others, states that Ismail's statements to the press "have basis" and that MAS has refused to acknowledge the union despite Nufam's registration about a year ago.


MTUC hits out at govt over Maybank union
KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 13, 2013): The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has hit out at the government for interfering in the High Court's decision against the National Union of Banking Employees (NUBE) in its case against Maybank Bhd.