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Soosai Raja shaking hands with Wong after the signing ceremony at Menara Star. With them is The Star’s executive vice-president (Print Business) Calvin Kan (far left) and NUNW branch chairman G. Vijay Kumar (third from left).
PETALING JAYA: The signing of the collective agreement between the National Union of Newspaper Workers (NUNW) Malaysia and Star Publications (M) Bhd is the company’s continued commitment towards workers’ welfare.
Star Publications acting group chief executive officer Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai said the company’s ability to successfully conclude the agreement with NUNW comes despite facing new challenges within the industry.
“The signing of the 13th collective agreement with NUNW is a significant event.
“It shows the company’s continued commitment towards providing better benefits to its workers amid changes in the industry,” he said in his speech before the signing ceremony at Menara Star yesterday.
Wong said The Star media group, comprising print media, radio stations, digital platforms and a TV channel, has been strengthening itself by bringing in new talents.
Earlier in his speech, NUNW secretary-general Soosai Raja Savarmuthu congratulated the company for resolving outstanding issues following months of negotiations between both parties.
He added that the agreement would bring more benefits to employees who must reciprocate by improving their productivity.
“Employees must rise to the occasion to defend The Star’s premier position in the industry,” he said.
The collective agreement, affecting 630 non-executive employees, including those from the printing section, human resources, advertising and administration, is effective March 1, 2012.
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