A joint statement endorsed by 90 local and international civil society groups has been sent to the Prime Minister demanding that the government withdraw the 2012 amendments to the Employment Act 1955.
Anil Netto reports on the MTUC’s nationwide picket against amendments to the Employment Act last month.
More than a hundred civil society groups from across the region have endorsed a statement opposing these amendments, which they feel will undermine the employer-employee relationship and erode workers’ rights.
Parti Sosialis Malaysia and Jerit are not amused by the continuous flip-flop and gymnastics surrounding the Minimum Wage Act and the proposed amendments to labour laws.
The government must take greater care to protect domestic workers, who make up a vulnerable and often-exploited group of workers. The manner in which we treat such groups is the litmus test of how civilised we are as a nation, observes Ragunath Kesavan.