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.
Fifty-six civil society groups from across South-East Asia have endorsed a letter to the Asean Secretary General and Asean governments highlighting the dismal plight of exploited workers in Burma who have launched strikes against low wages.
Rising food and fuel prices mean the real purchasing power of workers’ wages is plunging fast. What we have seen is economic growth that has only benefited business owners, thus increasing the income divide. Are we to deny workers the very basics in life just so that businesses can thrive and record huge profits, asks Syed Shahir Mohamud.
….what are they to do when one Prime Minister after another repeatedly denies them their just and reasonable demand for a minimum wage, wonders K George.