Wednesday, June 10, 2015

INDUSTRIALL:::Asian Metalworkers' Liaison Conference AMLC

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
About 80 members from 15 countries across the Asia Pacific Region met at the 8th Asian Metalworkers Liaison Conference (AMLC) in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia to discuss workers issues in the metal industry in Asia.
After extensive discussions, it was decided that the JCM sponsored Asian Metalworkers Liaison Conference (AMLC) will be held in the summer of 2016, before the IndustriALL Congress in October the same year. Going forward from 2017, possibilities for the meeting format will be explored. 

MALAYSIA:::Stop the culling or we stop work, MAS told / 'Henti buang pekerja atau kami henti buat kerja'

Malaysian Airlines (MAS) ground crew will stop work if MAS does not retract all termination letters within 48 hours, the National Union of Flight Attendants Malaysia (Nufam) said.Apart from describing it as a "tools down protest", Nufam president Ismail Nasaruddin was unwilling to provide further details.

"Wait and see. Give us 48 hours first," he said during a press conference today.

If MAS do not heed the "tools down" protest, Nufam will lead a bigger protest at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport or outside the Khazanah Nasional headquarters.

Khazanah Nasional, the nation's sovereign wealth fund, is the owner of the ailing national carrier.

Additionally, Nufam also set two more conditions for MAS to avoid facing work disruptions.