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ST Microelectronics Malaysia - don’t put profit before workers’ safety

17 August, 2021Over the last months, 19 employees at ST Microelectronics, Malaysia, have died from Covid-19. More than 100 employees are still infected and around 600 workers are placed in quarantine.

Malaysian union files ILO complaint against HICOM

3 August, 2021Malaysia’s National Union of Transport Equipment & Allied Industries Workers (NUTEAIW) has filed a complaint with ILO’s Committee on Freedom of Association on anti-union discrimination at HICOM, assembler of automotive brands Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz and Mitsubishi.

Malaysian union wins collective agreement after nine years

18 May, 2021Malaysia’s Electronics Industry Employees’ Union Western Region (EIEUWR) has won its first collective agreement at Nichicon (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. after nine years of legal challenges and delaying tactics by the employer.

Malaysian government urged to end emergency rule and reform labour law

15 April, 2021Malaysian unions are campaigning to end emergency rule in the country, calling on the government to reform labour laws to protect workers’ rights during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Malaysian union victorious after seven year battle over unfair dismissals

16 November, 2020The National Union of Transport Equipment and Allied Industries Workers (NUTEAIW) has emerged victorious after seven years of legal battles fighting the unfair dismissal of 18 members for exercising their political rights.

Fighting for decent work in South East Asia

8 October, 2020Globalization brings capital and opportunities, but also shapes economic and labour policies that threaten the welfare of workers. Union leaders in South East Asia agree that trade unions must confront regressive labour laws in order to fight for decent work in the region.

Fighting for workers’ rights in South East Asia

14 September, 2020Unions in South East Asia are planning ahead for defending workers’ rights through struggle and advocacy, institutionalizing safety and health concerns in collective agreements, and building capacity for women and youth.

Toyo Tyres urged to recognize Malaysian rubber union

4 September, 2020Malaysia’s National Union of Employees in Companies Manufacturing Rubber Products (NUECMRP) is calling on Toyo Tyre Malaysia to respect the first secret ballot result and recognize them as a negotiating partner.

Government harasses Malaysian union leader after safety concerns aired

27 July, 2020Malaysian union leader N. Gopalkishnam has faced government harassment since airing safety concerns in a report for Channel 4 News in the UK. He believes the government should focus instead on taking serious steps to ensure the safety and health of workers in factories exporting personal protective equipment.

South East Asian unions turn online to defend workers’ rights

12 May, 2020During social distancing and lockdowns, unions in South East Asia are using online platforms to address workers’ concerns over job insecurity and defend their rights.