Friday, April 21, 2017

What is a Global Framework Agreement? | IndustriALL

What is a Global Framework Agreement? | IndustriALL: Tomorrow, IndustriALL Global Union will renew its global framework agreement with the PSA Group; the first one was signed in 2006 and has a clear commitment to international core labour standards.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Skim Insurans Pekerja Di Malaysia

Skim Insurans Pekerjaan bersama Abdul Halim Mansor, Presiden Kongres Kesatuan Sekerja Malaysia atau Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC).

Skim Insurans Pekerjaan (SIP) dijangka dilaksanakan pada tahun 2018. Satu undang-undang baharu sedang digubal dan akan dibentangkan pada sesi parlimen, Jun depan. Ia merupakan skim bagi melindungi 6.5 juta pekerja swasta di negara ini sekiranya mereka dibuang kerja atau syarikat gulung tikar. Jangkaan bayaran faedah boleh dibuat mulai 1 Januari 2019. SIP bertujuan membantu pekerja yang kehilangan pekerjaan untuk mendapat bantuan kewangan sementara mencari pekerjaan baharu.




Wednesday, March 15, 2017

What is precarious work? | IndustriALL

What is precarious work? | IndustriALL: Casual, temporary, indirect, zero-hours contracts, are all terms that describe precarious work. This type of work is increasingly being used to replace direct, permanent jobs, allowing employers to reduce or even abandon their responsibility to workers.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Malaysia moving to cut dependence on foreign workers

Local manufacturers are turning to technology to reduce dependence on cheap foreign workers.
With the government applying pressure on them to improve the treatment of foreign workers in the face of international criticism, the cost of employing foreign workers is going up.
So, manufacturers are taking various measures to cope, from greater use of automation to moving operations abroad, according to a report in the Nikkei Asian Review (NAR).
The report said Top Glove, the world’s leading maker of rubber gloves, for instance, was taking measures to reduce its 7,000 foreign workers – about 70% of its payroll.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Employers arrested after Indonesian maid dies following alleged abuse

GEORGE TOWN: A 38-year-old Indonesian maid was found dead at her employers' house in Jelutong.
Police are investigating the employers for allegations of abuse.
The victim, known as Jubaedah, died at 11am on Saturday, with her employers claiming she had fallen at home.
However, a postmortem revealed that she had sustained several injuries, such as fractures of her ribs, and bruises.
The employers, a married couple in their 40s, have been arrested by police to assist in investigations.
The case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.
source:::http://www.thestar.com.my

Monday, February 27, 2017

Observe proper downsizing procedures, bosses urged

Down­sizing is part and parcel of any business operation, but a labour expert has urged bosses to observe proper procedures and act according to the law when doing so.
Datuk T. Thavalingam (pic), a lawyer who co-wrote Employ­ment and Industrial Relations Law Malay­­­sia, said firms had undertaken such exercises during economic downturns for the purpose of rationalising its manpower.
“Retrenchment is justifiable in any business operation as the court recognises that it is a management prerogative to re-organise its business, as long as it is done in good faith,” he said.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Lebih 37,600 pekerja diberhentikan pada 2016

Seramai 37,699 orang pekerja diberhentikan pada tahun lepas dengan 39.4 peratus diberhentikan secara pemberhentian sukarela (VSS) manakala 60.6 peratus melalui pemberhentian biasa.
Kementerian Sumber Manusia berkata berdasarkan statistik pemberhentian pekerja yang dilaporkan kepada Jabatan Tenaga Kerja (JTK), majoriti pemberhentian melibatkan 32,552 pekerja tempatan (86.3 peratus) manakala bakinya merupakan pekerja asing.
"Jumlah pemberhentian pekerja bagi tahun lepas sebenarnya adalah lebih rendah berbanding 2015," kata kementerian itu dalam satu kenyataan hari ini.

Nufam wants action on airlines still owing EPF and Socso payments

The National Union of Flight Attendants Malaysia called on authorities to act against airlines that have yet to pay Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) and Social Security Organisation (Socso) contributions to former employees.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

MALAYSIA::: Foreign bank to lay off 60, claims union

 A leading international bank is set to dismiss 60 low-level staff in Malaysia, claims the National Union of Bank Employees (NUBE).
NUBE secretary-general J Solomon said the bank was trimming down its workforce by offering a voluntary separation scheme (VSS). However, he added, selected workers were bullied into accepting the VSS.
“The bank is attempting to sack 60 of its employees by offering a VSS, which actually isn’t voluntary. Staff members were told to accept the VSS, otherwise they would be transferred.

Bank asing ‘paksa’ staf berhenti secara ‘sukarela’?

Bank asing ‘paksa’ staf berhenti secara ‘sukarela’?

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Bangladesh: Free jailed unionists and workers

                               
Since December 2016 at least 26 trade unionists and garment workers have been jailed for trade union activity in Bangladesh, following demands to increase the minimum wage. Join IndustriALL Global Union in calling on the Bangladeshi government for their immediate release.
Most of the workers and trade unionists have been jailed for participating in a strike in late 2016. The government of Bangladesh is using the strike as an opportunity for a broad crackdown on labour, arresting other unionists not involved in the strike. Many union leaders have gone into hiding for fear of being arrested and union offices have been closed down.
“The events in December and the current climate of union oppression are an alarming step backwards for Bangladesh. We must fight back to defend the jailed workers and basic trade union rights in Bangladesh,” says IndustriALL general secretary Valter Sanches. “I am urging you to stand with the jailed Bangladeshi unionists. Every day counts so take action now.”
IndustriALL is coordinating with UNI and ITUC a campaign to demand their immediate release and an end to the repression of trade unions.
There are multiple ways you can participate:
  • Hold an action at a Bangladesh embassy or consulate in your country. Make sure to send photos or video of the action to press@industriall-union.org. In some cities efforts to organize embassy visits are already underway.  If you are interested in participating or organizing a visit in your city, please contact Adam Lee at alee@industriall-union.org, who can help to link you with other interested unions in the area.
  • Either deliver the attached protest letter to the Bangladeshi embassy or send it directly to the Bangladeshi government (in English only). Put it on your union’s letterhead, insert your union’s name in the first sentence, add a signature and send it to the email addresses listed at the top of the letter.
  • Send the attached letter to your government asking it to demand the Bangladesh government free the jailed trade unionists and respect workers’ rights.
  • Take photos with the attached solidarity sign and post them online with hashtag #EveryDayCounts and send them to press@industriall-union.org
  • Sign the LabourStart online petition
Background
The Bangladeshi government and garment factory owners are using the wage strike as a pretext to crack down on the labour movement.
Wages in Bangladesh’s garment industry are among the lowest in the world. It is unacceptable that the demand to increase the minimum wage is met with arbitrary detentions, suspended production at 59 factories, the firing of well over 1,600 workers and police cases against 600 workers and trade union leaders.
Garment workers in Bangladesh have the unequivocal right to organize and must be paid a living wage on which they can survive.
Nearly four years have passed since the collapse of the Rana Plaza building. Considerable progress has been made in the area of fire and building safety, primarily through the Accord, the Government of Bangladesh has done tragically little to guarantee the respect for the rule of law, including labour law and international labour standards.

Sign the LabourStart petition

Sign the LabourStart petition
Sign the LabourStart petition

https://www.labourstartcampaigns.net

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Pra Kongres Ke IV , KSPI Gelar Seminar Nasional

Jakarta,KSPI – Konfederasi Serikat Pekerja Indonesia ( KSPI ) mengelar seminar nasional pra kongres IV pagi ini di Jakarta.
Dalam keterangan kepada media, Sekretaris Jenderal KSPI Muhammad Rusdi mengatakan KSPI akan mengadakan seminar pra Kongres pada 7 Februari 2017
” KSPI akan mengelar seminar pra kongres yang di mulai pukul 08:00 WIB s/d 12:00 WIB yang terbagi dalam beberapa sesi ” Ujar M Rusdi.
” Sesi pertama Direktur Utama BPJS Kesehatan akan bicara ttg Problem & Tantangan BPJS Kesehatan, Direktur Utama BPJS Ketenagakerjaan,akan bicara ttg Problem dan Tantangan BPJS Ketenagakerjaan, DR. Ichsanudin Nursi, Akan bicara tentang Upah Daya Beli, Komisi IX akan bicara ttg TKA ( masih dalam konfirmasi) ” tambahnya
Sedangkan Sesi II Pukul 10.30-12.30
Industri All akan bicara “Trend Industrialisasi & Global Supply Chain, Elias Hallaj dari Australia Labor Party akan bicara ttg Serikat Buruh dan Partai Buruh, Dari Konfederasi Turki sharing ttg Gerakan Buruh & Program Welfare State di Turki
” Sedangkan dalam Pembukaan Kongres IV KSPI pada pukul 13.30, insya Allah Akan hadir dan memberi ucapan Selamat / Sambutan dari eksernal yaitu Koordinator BEM SI mewakili Mahasiswa, Serikat Petani Indonesia mewakili Petani, KSPSI AGN – Ilhamsyah KPBI – mewakili Buruh, Aruna Salam, aktivis buruh Malaysia ” ujar M Rusdi
Pada kesempatan ini juga rencanya akan hadir beberapa tokoh nasional yang hadir untuk memberikan sambutan antara lain akan di isi oleh DR Rizal Ramli,Prabowo Subianto, Direktor ILO Jakarta, Sekjend ITUC Asia Pacific, Noriyuku Suzuki.

Friday, February 3, 2017

INDEPENDEN: Gerakan Politik Rakyat (Full Version)


Film dokumenter tentang gerakan relawan calon independen dalam Pemilihan Bupati Bekasi 2017, Obon Tabroni & Bambang Sumaryono.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Pemerdagangan manusia: 11 hari diseksa, wanita Bangladesh berjaya lari

Pemerdagangan manusia: 11 hari diseksa, wanita Bangladesh berjaya lari

Suaram: Bosses must stop holding foreign workers’ passports

Suaram: Bosses must stop holding foreign workers’ passports

E-kad: MTUC khuatir pendatang bawa keluarga untuk ‘dihalalkan’

E-kad: MTUC khuatir pendatang bawa keluarga untuk ‘dihalalkan’

No raising age limit for E-Kad registration, says Putrajaya

No raising age limit for E-Kad registration, says Putrajaya

MTUC says no to hiring refugees

MTUC says no to hiring refugees

Use past huge profits to avoid layoffs, employers advised

Use past huge profits to avoid layoffs, employers advised

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Labour activists condemn new levy ruling postponement

Labour activists condemn new levy ruling postponement: The postponement shows the gov't practices human trading, charges former MTUC head.

Decision on workers’ levy leaves MTUC baffled

Decision on workers’ levy leaves MTUC baffled

328 1 1 330 MTUC: Why reward illegal migrants with temporary work pass?

Offering temporary work passes to illegal immigrants in Malaysia will send the wrong message to employees and employers, says Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MUTC) president Abdul Halim Mansor.

Illegal workers with valid employers can legalise jobs in Malaysia

Illegal foreign workers with valid employers in Malaysia will be able to register and legalise their employment under the Immigration Department's E-kad (enforcement card) programme, said the country’s Immigration Department Director General Mustafar Ali.
He said the government made the decision to legalise the employment of foreign workers following high demands from several sectors.

Monday, January 9, 2017

UN agency data on labour migration shows 150 million migrants in global workforce

There are about 150 million migrant workers around the world, according a recent United Nations study, which provides useful labour migration data for policy makers as they seek to make headway on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

“Decision makers will now have real data on which to base their policies,” said International Labour Organization (ILO) Director-General Guy Ryder in a news release.

ILO to publish World Employment and Social Outlook ' Trends 2017 report



GENEVA (ILO News) - The International Labour Organization (ILO) is to launch its report.
This year's edition provides forecasts for global unemployment in 2017 and 2018, as well as unemployment levels in developed, emerging and developing economies, with detailed charts and numbers.
The report also focuses on the quality of jobs and vulnerable forms of employment, and looks at their impact on social discontent and the willingness to migrate.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

MTUC to set up service centre

The new Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) will set up a service centre to reach out to a larger population of workers.
Its secretary-general J. Solomon said the yet to be set up centre will play a significant role in serving its affiliates and workers.
He said strengthening unity is one of the main aims of the centre as trade unions are the true strength of the workers.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

'Workers not paid enough to meet normal standard of living'

 Workers in the country are not being paid the right amount to manage the increasing cost of living, the country's top trade unionist has claimed.
Newly-elected MTUC general-secretary J. Solomon said a large population of workers are living on borrowed income, adding that in the middle of last year Bank Negara announced the nation's household debt was 89.9% of the gross domestic product.

APA ITU PEMBUANGAN TERANCANG @ Pemecatan konstruktif @ CONSTRUCTIVE DISMISSAL?

Constructive Dismissal ini adalah merupakan satu kaedah yang dibenarkan oleh undang-undang yang memberikan hak kepada pekerja untuk menamatkan kontrak perkhidmatan dengan majikan. 

Ia dibenarkan oleh undang undang.

Constructive Dismissal membolehkan anda untuk berhenti daripada pihak Syarikat kerana disebabkan majikan sudah menunjukkan sikap tidak mahu mematuhi kontrak perkhidmatan. 

Anda boleh menamatkan kontrak perkhidmatan jika majikan anda bersalah sehingga sampai kepada dasar kontrak antara pekerja dan majikan. 

Apa maksud majikan bersalah? Nanti saya akan cerita kesalahan-kesalahan majikan yang boleh jadi sebab untuk anda buat Constructive Dismissal. Atau dalam keadaan majikan sudah menunjukkan sikap tidak mahu mematuhi lagi kontrak perkhidmatan. Ini adalah berdasarkan kepada kes yang telah diputuskan oleh Mahkamah di dalam kes  Wong Chee Hong v. Cathay Organisation Malaysia Sdn Bhd [1987] 1 MELR 32; [1987] 1 MLRA 346; [1988] 1 MLJ 92; [1988] 1 CLJ 298



Jadi jika anda hendak berjaya di dalam tuntutan Constructive Dismissal maka anda perlu tunjukkan majikan adalah bersalah kerana telah pecah mungkir kontrak sehingga sampai kepada dasar kontrak. Tak faham tak pe. Jangan risau. Baca sahaja dulu. Atau pekerja perlu tunjukkan majikan sudah tidak ada lagi niat untuk ambil anda bekerja. Ini adalah sebagai mana yang diputuskan oleh Mahkamah di dalam kes Bayer (M) Sdn Bhd v. Anwar Bin Abd Rahim [1995] 4 MLRH 53; [1996] 2 CLJ 49  



Perlu diingat bahawa dalam setiap kontrak perkhidmatan antara anda dengan majikan adanya satu terma yang tersirat bahawa majikan anda tidak boleh tanpa sebab yang munasabah membuat tindakan yang memusnahkan hubungan kepercayaan antara majikan dengan anda (trust and confidence). Majikan anda sama sekali tidak boleh musnahkan hubungan kepercayaan yang ada sebagaimana dalam kes Quah Swee Khoon v. Sime Darby Bhd [2000] 1 MLRA 856 at p 865; [2000] 2 MLJ 600; [2000] 1 CLJ 9; [2000] 2 AMR 2265 


Ada juga keadaan di mana anda sebagai pekerja boleh menganggap diri anda sudah kena Constructive Dismissal bila ada banyak siri-siri kejadian penindasan yang telah berlaku. Penindasan berlaku secara berterusan sehingga memecah mungkir terma tersirat kepercayaan dan keyakinan. Ini adalah sebagaimana yang diputuskan dalam kes Alan Thomas Bohlsen v. Draftworldwide Sdn Bhd [2009] 9 MLRH 446; [2009] 8 MLJ 461


Ada satu prinsip yang menarik telah diputuskan oleh Mahkamah Tinggi dalam kes Moo Ng v. Kiwi Products Sdn Bhd Johor & Anor [1998] 3 MELR 116; [1998] 3 CLJ 475 di mana Constructive Dismissal adalah merupakan satu prinsip undang-undang yang memberikan kehidupan kepada pekerja yang telah dibuang secara tidak munasabah. Constructive Dismissal boleh berlaku secara terang atau tersirat bila ada pelanggaran terma-terma kontrak.

sumber maklumat dari:::http://auzansazali.blogspot.my 

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Monday, January 2, 2017

Urban middle class 40% poorer? Prove it, academic told

 A former high-ranking finance ministry official has cast doubt on an academic’s claim that Malaysia’s urban middle class is 40% poorer, calling for him to prove such claims.
Speaking to FMT, Ramon Navaratnam, a former treasury deputy secretary-general said Universiti Sains Malaysia associate professor Shanker Chelliah’s assessment of the urban middle class’ economic position was “alarmist and dramatic”, since it was not backed up by research and statistics.

It’s true, middle class is poorer, says MTUC

 Malaysian workers have borne the cost of failed policies for decades, according to the Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC).
“The question that needs to be answered: ‘Who has benefited?’ (from this approach),” it said in a statement.

Malaysian employers to pay levy of foreign workers from Jan 1

Malaysian employers will be responsible to pay the levy of foreign workers beginning Sunday, said the country’s home ministry.
Malaysian Home Minister Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi yesterday said that employers would no longer be able to deduct the wages of their foreign workers for the levy.

Unions give nod, bosses slam new rule on levy

 Malaysia will lose out on some RM5 billion now that employers have to pay the foreign worker levy and not deduct it from the worker’s pay, the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) has said.
Speaking to FMT, executive director Shamsuddin Bardan said: “Before this, foreign workers would pay for their levies. Now that employers have to pay them, the foreign workers will remit the extra money saved back home.

Foreign worker levy: Employers cry foul over ruling

As much as RM5 billion could be sapped from the Malaysian economy every year if employers are required to pay the levy for hiring foreign workers. Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) executive director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan said he believed the new requirement, which took effect today, could result in employers incurring huge losses.