MTUC warns labour law reforms will backfire on workers

Sheridan Mahavera

MTUC president Abdul Halim Mansor (centre) says the recently passed labour law amendments contain merely the spirit of ILO’s Convention 87. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Kamal Ariffin, December 27, 2019.

THE labour law reforms passed recently will hurt workers in the long run, said the Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC), refuting Putrajaya’s line to the contrary.

MTUC, the largest umbrella group of private sector unions, said the formation of unions will still be governed by the Industrial Relations Act 1967 and Trades Union Act 1959, thus impeding workers’ freedom of association.

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