Speaking at a joint press conference in Jakarta today, ITUC and IndustriALL general secretaries Sharan Burrow and Jyrki Raina urged the Indonesian government to return to the bargaining table with unions for the discussion on a minimum living wage.
Friday, February 5, 2016
The three per cent reduction in Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) contributions by employees will not help them financially and is counter-productive in the long run, said the Malaysian Trade Union Congress (MTUC).
The increase in foreign workers’ levy is welcome, but only if it is the employers who are paying it, Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) secretary-general N Gopal Krishnam said.
Speaking to FMT, Gopal said it was unfair for employees to be asked to pay the levy as, rightfully, it is the employer who should pay the levy.
The foreign workers’ levy was introduced by the government in 1992 because of the expenses incurred by the government in providing general facilities such as clinics, roads and other public facilities enjoyed by the rest of Malaysian citizens.