Thursday, September 3, 2015

MALAYSIA:::Millions strike in India over 'anti-labour' reforms

Millions of workers across India went on strike Wednesday in protest at planned labour law reforms, the biggest show of strength by trade unions since Prime Minister Narendra Modi took office.
They say labour reforms planned by Modi's government will put jobs at risk, and are demanding it scrap changes that would make it easier to lay off workers and shut down unproductive factories.
All India Trade Union Congress secretary Gurudas Dasgupta said the response had been "magnificent" and estimated over 150 million workers participated in the strike, although this could not be independently confirmed.

MALAYSIA:::Malaysia's RHB says it offers voluntary exit scheme to employees

* Valid from Sept 2 to Sept 23, 2015-RHB
* RHB has almost 18,000 employees company-wide
* Did not say how many employees it expects to take up the offer (Add context, quotes)