The Ministry of Human Resources Meeting – Roundtable Discussion on the TradeUnion Act 1959 (Act 262)

The Ministry of Human Resources, Department of Trade Union Affairs invited EUROCHAM Malaysia to attend a roundtable discussion on the proposed amendments of the Trade Union Act 1959 (Act 262). The meeting was chaired by Mr. Mohd Azmi Muhammud, Deputy Director-General and it was attended by Ms. Zuraini Bt Abu Kassim, Legal and Enforcement Division, Ms. Nazatulsima Binti Che Hassan, Director of the Department of Trade Union Affairs, Perak, Norakila Binti Mohd Idris, and Noor Izrinda Binti Hamzar, Assistant Directors of the Department of Trade Union Affairs, Mrs. Norazmani Mahasan and Mr. Mohamad Faizal Bin Ahmad Termizi, Senior Assistant Directors, at the Industrial Relations, Mr. Mohammad Iqbal Bin Hj Mahashim, Assistant Secretary at the International Division Multilateral, and Mr. Ahmad Badri Jaafar, Director at Industrial Relations Department, Mr. Sven Schneider, CEO of EUROCHAM, the EUROCHAM team members and Ms. Selvamalar Alagaratnam, Head of Skrine’s Employment Practice.

The objective of the proposed amendments is divided into three main parts: -

1. To provide freedom to the workman to establish or to join the trade union of their choosing;

2. To improve the provisions of the Act taking into consideration the major principles of

Convention 87 on Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organize;

3. To ensure that the provisions of the Act comply with the Labour Chapter of the Comprehensive

and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

Three main agendas are put forth in the amendment:-

1.            The Power of the Director General of Trade Union (DGTU)

2.            Power of the Minister

3.            Rights of Trade Union

We thank the Ministry of Human Resources Department of Trade Union Affairs for the invitation as we look forward to more engagements like these to collaborate with the relevant ministries and authorities to provide continuous support and enforcement of topics and subjects like these as well as create awareness through an array of promotional and advocacy programs campaigns.

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