Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
The 6th ASEAN Tripartite Social Dialogue was held on 13 - 14 Jan 2015 in Nay Pyi Taw organised by ASETUC and FES Germany and hosted by the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security (MOLES) of the Union of Republic of Myanmar. The MOLES Minister HE U Aye Myint inaugurated the Conference.
In conjunction with the Social Dialogue, Bro. Christopher Ng, Regional Secretary of UNI APRO and Dr. Kun Wardana, Director of UNI APRO-ICTS had the opportunity to meet with the Minister of Labour , his two Ministers and Director Generals of all the Departments at his office on 15 Jan. 2015. The Joint Secretary of the Employers Union was also present.
The one hour meeting was extremely constructive. From the interactions, it is clear that the Ministry appreciate the effort to promote partnership industrial relations.
Posted by UNI Malaysia Labour Centre at 11:42 PM
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Ms. Gowri Balasubramaniam, Head of Human Resource Department, Digi Telecommunication Sdn Bhd Visits UNI-MLC
Ms. Gowri Balasubramaniam, Head of Human Resource Department, Digi Telecommunication Sdn Bhd together with Bro Ismail bin Jonid, President of DiGi Employees Union visited UNI-MLC today on 7.1.2015 for a meeting with Bro. Mohamed Shafie, President of UNI-MLC.
This is a follow up meeting from the signing of the 1st Collective Agreement between the Company and Union which took place last 15 December 2014 to exchange ideas and discuss means of strengthening the communication gap between the Company and Union.
The meeting was very fruitful and engaging and UNI-MLC will work on extending our positive achievement to DTAC in Thailand and Grameenphone in Bangladesh.
Posted by UNI Malaysia Labour Centre at 12:40 AM
Friday, January 2, 2015
Atas nama UNI MEI Malaysia, Sdra. Khairuzzaman, President UNI MEI di Malaysia telah memberi sumbangan kepada mangsa banjir di Kelantan yang telah kehilangan kesemua harta benda beliau.
Nama Mangsa : Azman Bin Che Amran
Kerja : Kerani Bank Simpanan Nasional Kota Bharu
Kemusnahan : Rumah beliau dgn segala peralatan elektrik dan perabut di dalamnya, Kereta sebuah tenggelam.
UNI-MLC beharap agar ini menjadi satu perangsang atau semangat kepada union gabungan lain untuk menderma atau memberi sumbangan apabila Malaysia dilanda musibah.
Posted by UNI Malaysia Labour Centre at 11:44 PM
Thursday, December 25, 2014
UNI-MLC takes this opportunity to wish all our UNI Brothers & Sisters a very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.
May the Year 2015 brings our way abundance of success, prosperity and good health.
Posted by UNI Malaysia Labour Centre at 1:05 AM
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Malaysia National Tripartite Social Dialogue “Dialogue Forum on ASEAN Economic Integration 2015 and Migrant Labour in Malaysia and ASEAN”
“Dialogue Forum on ASEAN Economic Integration 2015 and Migrant Labour in Malaysia and ASEAN”
The Asean Services Employees Trade Union Council (ASETUC) Malaysia National Working Group organized the Malaysia National Tripartite Social Dialogue Forum on "ASEAN Economic Integration 2015 and Migrant Labour in Malaysia and ASEAN” on 23 December 2014 at Federal Hotel Kuala Lumpur.
The forum was attended by almost 50 ASETUC Affiliates and partners from BWI, PSI, and UNI in Malaysia.
Also present was Dr. Kun Wardana, Director of ASETUC Operations and Bro. Mohamed Shafie, General Secretary of ASETUC.
The objective of this Forum was To discuss the impacts of ASEAN Economic Integration by 2015 on the labour market, in particular on migrant workers in the ASEAN and Malaysia and To define concrete and continued cooperation and engagement among social partners in Malaysia and ASEAN to tackle negative impacts of the ASEAN Economic Integration.
The Interactive Panel Discussion 1 : ASEAN Economic Integration 2015 and its impacts on labour market and migration comprised of 2 Presenters : Mr Ravindran Palanippan, Senior Director of ASEAN Division, Ministry of International Trade and Industry and Mr. Charles Santiago, Member of Parliament for Klang/Member of ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) while the 2 Respondents were : Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan, Executive Director of MEF and Mr. A Navamukundan, National Executive Secretary, National Union of Plantation Workers (NUPW).
The Interactive Panel Discussion 2: Current situation of Labour Migration in Malaysia and ASEAN was presented by Ms. Sumitha Shaanthinni Kishna, Assistant Director, Bar Council Migrants Refugees & Immigration Affairs Committee and the discussion was responded by Mr. A Navamukundan and Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan.
Posted by UNI Malaysia Labour Centre at 1:28 AM
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Posted by UNI Malaysia Labour Centre at 1:14 AM
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
UNI APRO, UNI MLC, AEON Union & AEON ASIA
A joint meeting between UNI APRO, UNI MLC, AEON Union & AEON ASIA was held on 17 December 2014 at the UNI MLC Head Office in Kuala Lumpur.
Present at this meeting was Bro. Christopher Ng, Regional Secretary of UNI APRO, Bro. Satoshi Tamai, Director of UNI APRO Organizing, Bro. Kenji Niizuma, Bro. Tetsuro Murakami and Sis. Mana Okada from AEON Group Workers Union, Mr. Takeshi Inagaki from the HR Division of AEON ASIA and Bro. Mohamed Shafie, President of UNI MLC.
The purpose of this meeting was to discuss and plan the organizing of AEON companies in Malaysia mainly Aeon Big (M) Sdn. Bhd.
Posted by UNI Malaysia Labour Centre at 3:37 PM
Monday, December 15, 2014
DiGi-Malaysia Signs 1st Collective Agreement
DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (“DiGi”) signed their first collective agreement with newly-formed in-house union, DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd Employees Union (“DGEU”) on 15 December 2014 at 3.00 pm. The agreement takes effect from 1 January 2015, and will remain in force for three years.
The collective agreement recognises DGEU as the sole bargaining body for all eligible employees, covering all permanent employees of DiGi apart from those with executive, managerial, confidential, and security functions. The agreement also provides the regulation of relations between DiGi and DGEU, and covers a wide range of employment terms and conditions for eligible employees.
The signing was witnessed by Fong Khei Por, Director-General for Industrial Relations, Ministry of Human Resources, Malaysia. DiGi was represented by Chief Executive Officer Lars Norling, while DGEU was represented by its President, Ismail bin Jonid.
Speaking at the event, Norling commended the both parties for being able to bring the process to a positive closure, within a relatively short time. “DiGi is committed to creating an engaging and supportive work culture and environment, built on progressive employment practices, and through strong partnerships with our employees and their representative bodies. Together with our parent Telenor Group we respect and support the right to organise and the right to collective bargaining, within national laws and regulations. We welcome the establishment of this Employees Union, and look forward to our good collaboration in the coming years, based on a clear and predictable framework.”
Fong expressed that the Department of Industrial Relations was encouraged by the employee involvement ambitions of DiGi, and the close cooperation between DiGi and DGEU. “I view positively this new accord between DiGi and DGEU, and strongly believe that this milestone will not only further preserve the industrial harmony at DiGi, but also accelerate the pursuit of the company’s business goals and strengthen employee welfare."
Also in attendance at the event was Mohamed Shafie BP Mammal, President of Union Networks International - Malaysian Liaison Council (UNI-MLC), which supported the process of negotiation and formation of DGEU. “The value of a collective agreement cannot be measured in terms of tangible benefits alone, but more importantly the extent to which it drives both the organisation’s productivity and employees’ growth and development. To this end, UNI-MLC recognizes and applauds the good cooperation between DiGi and DGEU, and congratulates both parties on this achievement.”
Posted by UNI Malaysia Labour Centre at 3:13 PM