Friday, November 18, 2016

MTUC Urges Malaysia To Implement Labour Laws Reforms Regardless of TPPA's Uncertainty

AS expected, the results of the US presidential election has led to uncertainty about the future of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). This is very much clear as the President Barack Obama's administration has suspended its efforts to win Congressional approval for his Asian free-trade deal before President-elect Donald Trump takes office on January 20, 2017. Now TPPA's fate was up to Trump and Republican law makers. Trump made his opposition to the TPPA by stating that he will scrap the TPPA, renegotiate the 22-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement and adopt a much tougher stance with China trade.

Strikes don’t cause firms to go bankrupt – MTUC Sarawak

KUCHING: The freedom for unions to strike will not cause companies to go bankrupt and economies to fall but will improve companies’ management and drive the economy forward.
This is the view of MTUC (Malaysian Trades Union Congress) Sarawak which is advocating amendments to the Malaysian Labour Law, a mandatory requisite if the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) were to be ratified.