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MTUC picket is on! June 25, 2007

Posted by elizabethwong in Democracy, Economy, Event, Malaysia, Politics.

The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) will go ahead with a nationwide picket today to demand for a RM900 minimum wage for private sector workers. About 50,000 workers will participate in the picket from 5pm to 6.30pm, said its president Syed Shahir Syed Mohamud yesterday.

This follows the MTUC’s memorandum to the Prime Minister on 18th June. Abdullah Badawi, since coming to power in 2003, has never met MTUC, unlike his predecessors.

The following are the picket sites in the Klang valley:-

  • Kuala Lumpur – KWSP/EPF Building Jalan Raja Laut
  • Petaling Jaya – Along Federal Hway near Lam Soon
  • Shah Alam – Section 15 Roundabout near Goodyear and Section 16 Roundabout Proton
  • Klang – Jaya Jusco


1. susmaryosep - June 25, 2007

Do you think the Govt will listen? The desires of the more than one milion Govt servants( i repeat GOVERNMENT servants) have been satiated, so let the rest of us ‘steam’ with all those illegal immigrants……

2. WATTAHACK? - June 25, 2007

Abdullah Badawi, since coming to power in 2003, has never met MTUC, unlike his predecessors.

He’s BZ with Honeymoon mah….

3. monsterball - June 25, 2007

MTUC demands RM900 basic salary….but did not revealed total income earned….that can be as high as RM1600….for the lowest income group.. What is the total income based on fair productivity work that worker earn from incentives….plus transport…housing and food allowances….medical and EPF and socso. Are all these not included by the private sectors? We are talking about the lowest income group are we not?
MTUC need to be more sincere…..not just try to find ways and means complaint …to please members.

4. arifabdull - June 26, 2007

uncle monty,
u r not a worker, r u?

my sincer question,

5. monsterball - June 26, 2007

No arifabdull….but I employ more than a hundred workers at one time and still have workers work for me…after 45 years in business.
All I can say is that bosses are real idiots to under pay or treat their staffs with under pay tactics….like slave driving.
40 years ago…picketing was so regular..every single day……with three or four actual workers from a factory….joined by 20 more of outsiders.
The Minister Of Labour was Lee Kim San…who knows next to nothing about labour law.. and keep saying bosses have no heart…not fair…this or that. He was proven a lousy minister.
I am all for fairness to poor labourers….but for MTUC just say minimum must be RM900 ….ignoring commercial firms may pay RM650..PLUS SO MANY OTHER FRINGE BENEFITS…plus REAL GOOD MONEY ON INCENTIVES…MEANING PRODUCTIVITY WORK REWARDS….THIS THEY CHOOSE TO IGNORE…..same as 40 years ago.
I repeat….no boss is foolish enough to be hard hearted..but what bosses suffered from non productive work…need to give three warning letters when infect should be sacked straight away…none of their sufferings are highlighted at all. The bottom line is all of these unions want to be champions and get more members. You go and conclude.

6. monsterball - June 26, 2007

Check out how many huge companies have left Malaysia to neighboring countries and why.
Our biggest problem is demand …demand ..demand…but never improve on good attitudes….loyalty…quality performace and most of all…productivity work….especially now with robots…that one single mistake made by a controller will cost great losses to the company.
All we need is ask ourselves…are we that hard working and smart…compare to neighbors…even t the poorest neighboring country.
If answer..not smart and fast enough….WHY??

7. jhhfdyu - June 26, 2007

Abdullah Badawi, since coming to power in 2003, has never met MTUC, unlike his predecessors— well, he has followed the Marxist maxim of “Work FOR me, and not WITH me”

EW: Interesting proposition, but Marx never said that.

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