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Salary increment cannot match rise in cost of living

UNION YES - By ANDREW LO EVERYONE, including me, has been complaining about the ever increasing cost of living. However, the official inflation rate (CPI) has only ranged from 2% to 3.5% a year in the past 10 years.


Children of plantation workers to receive free tuition

A BIGGER portion of the RM1.5mil allocated for estate workers under the state’s Budget 2016 will be channelled towards the educational needs of their children, Selangor Plantation Workers, Poverty and Caring Government committee chairman V. Ganabatirau said.


UNCHR: Children begging to support refugee family

LACK of access to a formal education and because their parents are not allowed to work in the country due to their refugee status, has led to Rohingya children begging for money to survive.


A nation of bankrupts?

With the diminishing real income, what choice do we have?


Govt must realise that wages have increased in nations where unions are effective

THE 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP) was tabled in Parliament last week to help Malaysians prepare for developed nation status by 2020.


Plan now for your future retirement fund

IT COMES as no surprise to most workers that their savings in the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) will be insufficient in future.


Bosses and businesses must not forsake their fundamental principle

EMPLOYERS and businesses have always drilled into workers and trade unions: “Never kill the goose that lays the golden egg.”