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MTUC urged not to resort to picketting to solve minimum wage issue

The Government hopes the MTUC will not go ahead with its plans to picket if its request for a minimum wage for the private sector is not met, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said.


MTUC speaks out for workers

As the global economic recession bites, the plight of workers have become louder. Increasing worries over job security have contributed to a big drop in consumer sentiment as more Malaysians start to lose their jobs.


Staff turn up at EGM to demand their rights

There was another twist at the OCI Bhd EGM yesterday when some 20 employees of the company turned up with a representative from the Malaysian Trade Union Congress (MTUC), demanding that their rights be preserved.


Better benefits for retrenched workers being planned

Retrenched workers will be able to get allowances to last them from six months to a year once the proposed Retrenchment Compensation Scheme is finalised.


Penang factories cut jobs

GEORGE TOWN: Some factories in Penang are suspending and downsizing their operations and workforce, says InvestPenang director Datuk Seri Lee Kah Choon.


FMM: Slowdown affecting SMEs, MNCs in Penang

GEORGE TOWN: Some of The Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) Penang members have experienced a slowdown in their business in the past two to three months.


Labouring over foreign labour

Today, Malaysia is one of Asia's largest importers of foreign labour (I>>, April 10 2005). According to I>>, out of a workforce of 10.5 million, foreign workers total 2.6 million.


Govt planning to revamp Employment Act

The Government is looking at revamping the entire Employment Act 1955 to enable flexible employment conditions and to adjust to the welfare needs of employees.


Minister: Firms with strong unions should be allowed to negotiate salaries than have a set minimum wage

Companies with strong union representation should be allowed to negotiate their salaries instead of having a government-set minimum wage of RM900, Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Dr Fong Chan Onn said.


Bank Negara: RM2,700 provisional estimate of living wage

KUALA LUMPUR: The monthly income of RM2,700 published in Bank Negara Malaysia's (BNM) 2017 Annual Report is a provisional estimate of a living wage for a single adult in the capital, which does not refer to the median income.