Rani Rasiah condemns the government’s heavy-handed action in dealing with a Nepali migrant workers’ protest against the non-implementation of the minimum wage ruling.
Many employers are trying to be ‘smart’ and doing all kinds of things to defeat the plan to provide fair wages to workers, notes Charles Hector.
The RM900 minimum wage should be based on basic wages (normal working hours, eight hours per day), and before taking into account overtime, other allowances and benefits, writes Charles Hector.
PUTRAJAYA (6 February 2013): Jaringan Rakyat Tertindas (Jerit) submitted a total of 55 complaints regarding the abuse of minimum wage policy by employers to the Ministry of Human Resource.
Building a better Singapore based on social justice and equality – to achieve a fair and equitable share of prosperity – should be a priority, says Think Centre in a New Year message.
The continued absence of a human rights framework to guide the discussions and policies pertaining to the recruitment and employment of domestic workers will only further perpetuate this institutionalised form of slavery, says Irene Fernandez in marking International Migrants Day.
Under this pro-business BN government, trade unions have been weakened and workers’bargaining powers eroded, writes Charles Hector.
In the first of a two-part article, Charles Hector examines how a pro-business government has led to a steady weakening of workers’ rights and their welfare and livelihood.
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.
This year’s May Day rally in KL was significant for a number of reasons, observes Jerit, with a reminder that workers are a force for change.