Friday, January 16, 2015
The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has expressed shock and disgust with the conduct of Cahaya Mata Sarawak (CMS) Cement Sdn Bhd, a public-listed company linked to the family of Sarawak Yang diPertua and former chief minister Taib Mahmud, towards the company's in-house trade union.
Malaysia's Ministry of Home Affairs has revealed plans to issue a biometric identification card to more than two million foreign workers to make it easier for local authorities to track down illegal immigrants.
Home Minister Zahid Hamidi said, the “i-Kad”, which will be color-coded according to a an employee’s sector of work, will be embedded with a chip containing the his or her employment details and biometric thumbprint. In addition, the card will also feature a barcode that will allow enforcement officers to quickly assess a worker’s detail by scanning the card using their smartphones.
IndustriALL's affiliate United Metalworkers’ Union (Birlesik Metal-Is) today announced a strike in the metal industry for 29 January. The strike will cover around 15,000 workers in some 40 companies in Turkey.