Sunday, May 31, 2015
Worker, employer and government delegates from the ILO's 185 member States will tackle a wide range of issues, including the transition from the informal to the formal economy, small and medium-sized enterprises and decent and productive employment creation, social protection (labour protection), the application of international labour standards, and programme and budget proposals for 2016-17.
Friday, May 29, 2015
PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Trade Union Congress (MTUC) has appealed to police to refrain from visiting the workplaces of traffic offenders who have not settled their summonses under the ongoing Ops Warta as it would have a negative effect on both employers and workers.
Its deputy secretary-general, A Balasubramaniam, told Bernama that police visiting the factories and businesses of traffic offenders would not only disrupt daily operations, but would also cause much anxiety and embarrassment to the management and workers concerned, thus affecting their productivity.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
More than three-quarters of the world's workforce have insecure, part-time, temporary or otherwise unstable jobs, according to the International Labour Organization (ILO), and the UN agency notes that's hurting the global economy.
The report, by the International Labour Organization (ILO), indicates about 25 per cent of workers have "stable" employment.
The rest are working part time, self-employed, only have temporary employment or have had to settle for something else, such as unpaid family work, to earn their keep.
If I'm working part time I should, pro-rated, be getting paid the same amount as the person sitting next to me working full time- ILO head Guy Ryder
"In some cases, non-standard forms of work can help people get a foothold into the job market," ILO director general Guy Ryder said. "But these emerging trends are also a reflection of the widespread insecurity that's affecting many workers worldwide today."
The report looked at working conditions in 180 countries, and claims to cover 84 per cent of the world's potential pool of labour.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
MALAYSIA:::MTUC disappointed that after 2 years and 4 months, workers Minimum Wage rates still not increased
Malaysian Trade Union Congress (MTUC) is disappointed that Malaysia will still not increase the Minimum Wage now in May 2015, noting that cost of living over last years have increased drastically by, amongst other reasons, the removal of subsidies and the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax(GST).
It was reported that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak at the at the government’s Labour Day celebrations at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching on 1/5/2015 ‘said minimum wage could not be increased now’ (Star, 2/5/2015, 11MP to focus on human resources development, says PM). This is unacceptable because it is unjust that workers in Malaysia are required to enjoy same rate of Minimum Wages for more than 2 years and 4 months
Friday, May 15, 2015
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Meskipun usaha membela nasib 6,000 kakitangan Malaysia Airlines yang bakal kehilangan pekerjaan cukup getir, Kesatuan Kebangsaan Anak-anak Kapal Kabin Malaysia (Nufam) berikrar akan terus berjuang sehingga ke saat-saat akhir.
Bagi Presidennya, Ismail Nasaruddin, pihaknya tidak akan menyerah kalah selagi belum berada di garisan penamat.
KUCHING: MTUC Sarawak has come up with a 20-point wish list under eight categories viz. ; minimum wage; minimum retirement age; cola (cost of living allowance) and high cost of living; more liberal trade union laws; foreign workers; corruption; and unemployment insurance.
MTUC Sarawak Secretary Andrew Lo identified liberal trade union laws as the key to resolving the woes facing workers in the country. “The New Economic Model (NEM) calls for the creation of a high-income nation for everyone.”
“You cannot have a high-income nation if wages remains stagnant by making it easier for employers to sack workers and reduce the influence of trade unions.”