Thursday, January 9, 2014

MALAYSIA>>Single Recipients Of Socso Pensions, Benefits No Longer Need To Submit Annual Certification

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 9 (Bernama) -- Beginning this year, all single recipients of Dependent's Benefit and Survivors' Pension comprising of widows or widowers, mothers or fathesr, grandfathers or grandmothers are no longer required to submit the annual certificate using Form 117.

The Social Security Organisation (Socso) in a statement today said the new rules will facilitate 50,871 beneficiaries who previously had to make a declaration using the form every year to ensure they continued to receive pensions and benefits from Socso.

Malaysia implements mininum wages

From New Year’s day, all employers must comply with this policy which is part of the country’s journey towards becoming a high-income economy.
MINIMUM wages has a long history. The concept originated in 1894 in New Zealand and spread to United Kingdom in 1909.
To date, minimum wages is implemented in various forms in more than 90% of the countries in the world. The International Labour Organisation (ILO), in its Global Wage Report 2012/13, encourages member states to implement minimum wages as part of the Decent Work Agenda to reduce working poverty and provide social protection to vulnerable employees.

Zimbabwe>>ILO team visits as labour attacks mount


A FRESH International Labour Organisation (ILO) commission of inquiry is heading for Harare amid increasing reports of labour law violations and police brutality against trade unions.
Last year, the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) had a scuffle with police who blocked commemoration of the September 16 police brutality day despite recommendations by an ILO probe team of 2009 which demanded a stop to police involvement in trade union activities.
ZCTU acting secretary-general Gideon Shoko said Wednesday that the fresh probe team will be in Harare in February to review progress made by government in implementing its recommendations as well as ensuring trade unionist were not under State attack.
“As labour we hope that government is going to take us seriously and implement the recommendations which were accepted and agreed to by all parties,” Shoko added.