Sunday, May 4, 2014

Myanmar vows to root out child labour by 2015

Myanmar will take steps to eliminate the worst forms of child labour by next year, according to the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security. 
The deputy minister, Htin Aung, said the government had signed the International Labour Organisatoin’s Convention No.182 on the worst forms of child labour and that this would put it into practice. 
Myanmar became a signatory to ILO Convention No.182 on December 18, 2013. 

MALAYSIA:::MTUC calls for strict enforcement of new retirement age, minimum wage

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) on Sunday called on the Labour Department to strictly enforce the new retirement age of 60 for private sector employees that came into force on July 1 last year.

MALAYSIA:::MTUC urges Socso to provide 24-hour insurance coverage

The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has urged the Social Security Organisation (Socso) to provide 24-hour insurance coverage to its contributors as a large number of the country’s workforce cannot afford the high premiums.
Penang MTUC chairman S. Ravindran said yesterday many of its members’ families were left in the lurch when their sole breadwinners died without having any insurance coverage.

MALAYSIA:::MTUC Welcomes Selangor’s Decision to Provide Land to Build a Training Centre

SHAH ALAM, 2 May: The Malaysian Trade Union Congress (MTUC) welcomes the decision by the Selangor Government to allocate a piece of land in the state for the purpose of establishing a training centre.
Its Deputy President, Abdullah Sani Abdul Hamid, said that the State Government’s kindness is very satisfying as MTUC has been waiting for over 30 years.
He said that the training centre has been long awaited by MTUC as they want to train and educate employees in forming employee leadership.
“It is a very good thing. Previously, the former Prime Minister, Tun Abdul Razak Hussein, only gave an educational fund of RM250,000.
“But this time goes down in history because Selangor is giving us three acres of land for the development of a training centre,” he said when contacted by Selangor Kini today.
Abdullah said that they have proposed to the Federal Government to provide land, but it was not agreed upon.