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Malaysia’s booming electronics industry leaves little room for workers’ rights

21 May, 2024Malaysia has become a hotspot for global electronics and semiconductor investment, with country's electrical and electronics export seeing a sharp increase of 54.2 per cent. However, the surge of electronics and semiconductor investment in Malaysia is sharply contrasted with low unionization; only six per cent of all Malaysian workers are unionized, the majority in the public sector.

Fighting for living wage in Malaysia and Philippines

5 April, 2024Malaysian and Philippine trade unionists expressed grave concern about the high cost of living and that they are united in demanding a living wage for workers and their families.

Asia Pacific trade agreements must safeguard workers’ rights

9 November, 2023IndustriALL Global Union Asia Pacific affiliates strategized actions to defend workers’ rights in free trade agreements, in a regional meeting held in Kuala Lumpur on 1 November.

Malaysian union calls on government to respect ILO decision and reinstate workers

21 August, 2023Malaysia’s National Union of Transport Equipment and Allied Industries Workers (NUTEAIW) is urging Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim to provide remedy for the five unionists unfairly dismissed by Hicom Automotive Manufacturers. 

Youth academy builds strong network of activists in South East Asia

27 March, 2023Three years of training through the IndustriALL-FES South-East Asia youth activist-leadership academy has strengthened the network of young unionists in the region, as well as their demands.

Unions and civil society organizations cooperate to protect migrant workers’ rights in Malaysia

24 November, 2022Trade unions and migrant workers’ organizations met with IndustriALL, UK union UNISON and Electronics Watch in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, on 3-5 November to discuss organizing strategies and remediation mechanisms for migrant workers and unions in the electronics industry.

Malaysia’s new bill risks crippling unions

22 July, 2022By linking trade union affairs to war crimes and terrorism, Malaysia’s labour law reform risks crippling trade unions in the future.

Preventing abuse of Malaysia’s migrant workers

10 June, 2022About forty union and NGO activists, migrant worker specialists, academics, as well as representatives from the ILO and the Malaysian Ministry of Labour, met on 24-25 May to discuss the widespread human and worker rights abuse against migrants in Malaysia.

Unfair treatment of union members at Molex Malaysia

30 March, 2022IndustriALL affiliate EIEUNR is fighting union busting at electronic components manufacturer Molex, one of Apple’s suppliers in Malaysia.

Unions in Malaysia win increased maternity leave

24 March, 2022After a three-year campaign, IndustriALL affiliates in Malaysia have achieved 14 weeks maternity leave and the introduction of one-week paternity leave.