Union Trade in Malaysia

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TRADE UNION MALAYSIAN AIRLINES MUST RESPECT TRADE UNION AND WORKER RIGHTS OVERVIEW OF THE ISSUE Malaysia Airlines (MAS), a government linked company continues to violate worker and trade union rights. Recently, MAS commenced disciplinary action against Mohd Akram bin Osman, the Secretary General of the National Union of Flight Attendants Malaysia (NUFAM), and 30 other NUFAM members. The show cause letter date on or about 14/2/2014 asked why disciplinary action should not be taken against them by reason of their participation in an ‘illegal’ gathering on 27/11/2013 at the Ministry of Human Resources in Putrajaya. The National Union of Flight Attendants Malaysia (NUFAM) is a registered trade union, and it had sought recognition from…show more content…
Unions also offer their members legal representation. Normally this is to help people get financial compensation for work-related injuries or to assist people who have to take their employer to court. b. Negotiation Negotiation is where union representatives, discuss with management, the issues which affect people working in an organization. There may be a difference of opinion between management and union members. Trade unions negotiate with the employers to find out a solution to these differences. Pay, working hours, holidays and changes to working practices are the sorts of issues that are negotiated. c. Member service During the last few years, trade unions have increased the range of services they offer their members. These include education and training, legal assistance, legal discount and welfare benefits. TRADE UNION FROM THE EMPLOYEE PERSPECTIVE a) Greater Bargaining power The individual employee possesses very little bargaining power as compared to that of his employer. If the employee is not satisfied with the wage and other conditions of employment, the employee can leave the job. It is not practicable to continually resign from one job after another when dissatisfied. This imposes a great financial and emotional burden upon the worker. The better course for him is to join a union that can take concerted action against the employer. The threat or actuality of a strike by a union is a powerful tool that often causes the employer
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