Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Migrant Workers Wages Consultation Workshop

Trade unionists from electronic industry Saharuddin Adnan
and Bruno Pereira and union representative from
Textile and garment workers union- central region. 

The President of the Malaysian Trade Union Congress,
Selangor, Bro Gopal. 
Bro Bruno presented the
impact of the labour outsourcing on workers' rights.
Migrant worker organizer, Tuonton explained
the working situation
of Burmese migrant workers.

Irene Xavier briefed the Meeting on
the aims and agenda.
24 August 2013, Friends of Women (Persatuan Sahabat Wanita Selangor) organized a national meeting in partnership with Clean Clothes Campaign and Asia Floor Wage Alliance. 
Irene Fernandez, from Tenaganita explained the working
situation of migrant workers in Malaysia and the shortcomings of
policy/legislation to protect the migrant workers. She called
for the living wage to be implemented in Malaysia.
Delegates and organisers of the Consultation
 The half day national meeting aimed at defending the rights of migrants workers to have a decent living wage in Malaysia.

Almost 30 delegates came, they were organisers of migrant workers, unionists, NGOs - Tenaganita and JERIT, migrant workers from Nepal and Burma, ILO-Malaysia representative and Bar Council member.

It was held at the Shah Village Hotel, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.