Friday, May 29, 2015

MALAYSIA:::Ops Warta: MTUC says no to workplace visits by police

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.

He said it was also feared that some managements would blacklist the errant workers, hence jeopardising their future prospects.
Balasubramaniam was commenting on Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar’s statement yesterday that police would visit workplaces to nab errant traffic offenders who have yet to settle their traffic summons.
He suggested that police could work with the MTUC to trace the workers so that the summonses could be settled amicably without any hassle. He also called on police to give special rebates to lower income workers to encourage them to settle the summonses.
Ops Warta which began on May 15 is aimed at nabbing some 1.5 million traffic offenders who have yet to settle their summonses despite several warnings and extended time.

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