If the situation of precarious employment does not change, Malaysia may very well continue to be listed as one of the worst countries for workers and trade unions, warns Charles Hector.
Mungkin kita boleh mengikat pengurangan tariff terhadap barangan dari negara lain pada kerelaan negara berkenaan untuk meningkatkan gaji minima pada kadar yang berpatutan, ujar Jeyakumar Devaraj.
Unions fights for workers, and their leaders should never become or be seen as employers’ agents, says Charles Hector.
According to the recently released findings of a global survey of working conditions in 139 countries, Malaysia is ranked as one of the worst 24 countries in the world for workers, says Jerome Kugan.
Almost four dozen civil society organisations have called on the government to prioritise the rights of workers and trade union to ensure the well being of workers and their families.
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.