Thursday, December 26, 2013
Two European retailers, New Look and Inditex, yesterday handed out financial support to workers of Smart Export Garments which caught fire earlier in January killing eight and injuring 24.
Each of the 264 workers was given Tk 15,000 as three months' salary, at a programme organised by the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) at its premises.
MANILA, Philippines - Over 20,000 workers who lost their livelihoods are taking part in the emergency employment programs to speed up recovery after Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). Workers hired this year alone will help rebuild their communities within decent and safe working conditions.
Langkah yang lebih bersepadu dan berselaras bagi memperjuangkan hak pekerja akan menjadi keutamaan dalam urusan pasukan Kongres Kesatuan Sekerja Malaysia (MTUC) yang baru dipilih.
Presiden yang dipilih semula, Khalid Atan memberitahu Bernama hari ini bahawa tim barunya yang mengandungi bakat yang pelbagai akan melaksanakan pendekatan dan strategi baru berasaskan penyelidikan dan fakta demi memeterai hubungan baru dengan industri dan kerajaan.
Malaysia needs a revived MTUCThe newly-elected office-bearers of the Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) have brought hope to revive and rebrand the trade union movement in the country.
Like other civil society organizations, the MTUC has borne the brunt of a political system that had been driving full-speed towards authoritarian rule. With a political reawakening in Malaysia, supported strongly by the younger generation, MTUC delegates has acted in line with the aspirations of Malaysians in electing its leadership.
Led by its newly-elected secretary-general N. Gopalakishnam, there is a genuine hope that MTUC will play a more active role in restoring a sorely lacking balance within the Malaysian industrial relations system. There will undeniably be a lot of hard work ahead, and drastic changes should not be expected of the new leadership immediately, as they will be dealing with a system that needs an overhaul.
In the body's Asia-Pacific Labor Market Update for December 2013, it was revealed that some economies are fragile at the present time, while others are showing signs of resilience.