KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 14 (Bernama) – Trade unions have been urged to cooperate with employers to increase productivity of their companies while increasing revenue to the country.
Deputy Minister of Human Resources, Datuk Seri Ismail Abd Muttalib said disputes between trade unions and employers will not benefit any party.
“Trade unions should maintain harmony, strengthen ties and fight for the rights and welfare of workers and not to politicise internal issues.
“Objections and dissatisfaction should be made according to proper channels and with strong reasons,” Ismail told reporters after opening the Trade Union Training On Leadership and Raconteur (TUTELAR) in the capital, Tuesday.
He said employees should aid the government in creating employees who possess first class mind to face the challenges of an economy based on knowledge and innovation by 2020.
On Budget 2015, Ismail said all recommendations and allocations tabled by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak are encouraging and have positive impact on employees.
The proposal to review the Employment Act 1955 and the Labout Act involving terms and conditions of employment, appointment and layoff, flexible working hours and termination benefits were to safeguard the welfare of employees.
Najib also introduced the Employment Insurance System and training via reskilling and upskilling which involves an allocation of RM300 million.
Improved childcare leave and double shift training for fulltime programmes at the Manpower Department’s training institutions was announced in Budget 2015.