Friday, September 12, 2014

Global unions unite to back Cambodian garment workers’ action day

Three global unions, representing millions of workers around the world, are mobilizing to back Cambodian garment unions’ demands for higher wages.

IndustriALL Global Union, UNI Global Union and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) are joining Cambodian garment workers in a day of action on 17 September calling for a rise in the minimum wage from US$100 to US$177.  

Case between Electronic Industry Employees Union Northern Region Penisular Malaysia and Elna Sonic Sdn. Bhd.

 The case about Elna Sonic Sdn Bhd, breached Sec 4(3) of Industrial Relation Act 1967, where the company form In House Union so the can control the union. 

We serve recognition claim on 2010, after 3 years IR dept conducted the secret ballot and we lost. because 2/3 are migrant workers who are already left the industry. On 1.4.2014 the company issued a memo of In House Union Formation, whereby the company elect a proterm committee. 

EIEUNRPM on 11.4.2014, complained to DGIR about the company breach Sec 4(3) IRA 1967, under Sec 8(1) IRA 1967. the industrial Relation Department, Penang fixed the 1st meeting on 22.5.2014 unfortunately the company failed to attend the said meeting. 

On 29.5.2014 IR Department fixed 2nd meeting and there are no solution and the matter being refered to Industrial Court for a decision.