More and more people are working longer hours these days to carve out a decent living. But there was wisdom in the struggle for an 8-hour work day, which now seems largely forgotten. How many people nowadays are leaving the...
For many of us Workers' Day is just another public holiday. But for workers at the raw end of development, it is a day to reflect on their rights as workers and their collective strength. Even as I write, workers...
What do you think of Najib's New Economic Model? It has taken such a long time for the administration to realise that the present low-wage export-oriented model is not working. The need for a new economic model was pointed...
Back from a rejuvenating day at Penang Forum 2, where 170 concerned individuals, including representatives from 35 Penang-based NGOs, grappled with the question, 'Has anything changed after two years?' The participants passed two resolutions: they supported the Penang state government's...
A private company based in Kuala Lumpur is conducting an interesting training programme in Johor called "Character and Attitude Training". The programme is targeted at 1,500 Malaysians - graduates, unemployed, retrenched workers and existing employees, according to the firm's website....