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.


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.

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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.