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An affiliate union of the Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) wants the feuding leaders of the umbrella body to bury their hatchets and concentrate on countering the current challenges faced by the nation's workforce.
The first step towards resolving the leadership crisis in MTUC has been made possible with its deputy president Mohamed Shafie BP Mammal accepting Cuepac's invitation to a dialogue on Monday.
MTUC president Senator Zainal Rampak has agreed to a dialogue proposed by Cuepacs president Datuk S. Siva Subramaniam to help solve the leadership crisis but wants it to be held on another date as #8220;I have things to do on Monday (tomorrow).#8221;
The Human Resources Ministry wants the leadership feud in the MTUC to end soon to maintain harmony and stability in the nation#8217;s industrial sector.
The leadership crisis in the MTUC plunged deeper Sunday when a group of supporters aligned to president Senator Zainal Rampak called on their secretary-general G. Rajasekaran to stay out of a Cuepacs-initiated meeting between Zainal and his deputy Shafie B.P. Mammal.
The Government is contacting other highway concessionaires to help the 120 toll workers made redundant by the closure of the Jalan Kuching toll plaza yesterday.
MTUC deputy president Mohd Shafie B.P. Mammal has assured that the tussle for the presidency within MTUC will not affect industrial peace in the country and reiterated that the problem was only between him and congress president Senator Zainal Rampak.
Five affiliates of MTUC want to table a no-confidence motion against its secretary-general G. Rajasekaran for allegedly failing to defuse the power struggle between its president Senator Zainal Rampak and deputy president Mohd Shafie BP Mammal.
MTUC secretary-general G. Rajasekaran has urged affiliates, which claim that he has issued inconsistent statements and taken sides with deputy president Mohd Shafie BP Mammal, to prove their allegations.
Collective Agreements (CA) on workers#8217; wages between managements and unions should be resolved within three months at the most, said Human Resources Minister Datuk Dr Fong Chan Onn Thursday.