Find out what happened when owners of Republic Windows and Doors factory shut down the plant and fired its workers. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHzE2ZiXZAI The workers decided to organise and successfully claimed back what was due to them and then formed a cooperative...
This is a revealing graph that shows that while US corporate profits (purple) (as a percentage of GDP) are soaring, workers' income (blue) is falling and small business income (green) is also faltering. What is happening in Malaysia? Is...
There are a number of reasons for the higher household debt. One of them is that we have lost the art of living within our means even as our wages have been suppressed. Perhaps one reason...
PKR candidate for Segamat, Chua Jui Meng, has issued a statement to mark Workers Day. On this Labour Day (1 May 2013) I would like to thank workers all across Malaysia for your contribution towards our national economy and...
Penang Pakatan women yesterday issued the following statement in honour of the working women and men in the state. On this eve of International Labour Day, 1 May 2013, and in this intense run-up to GE13 Polling...
Last night, as I passed along Jalan Kelawai/Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah heading towards George Town, I noticed a group of foreigners in shorts and rolled up sarongs crouching along the main road. A closer look revealed a about three...
Thousands of bank employees have staged a large protest near outlets of leading banks along Jalan Tun Perak in KL today. The picket, organised by the National Union of Bank Employees, targeted government-linked banks, Maybank and CIMB, as the...
Another headache for the ruling coalition? The National Union of Bank Employees staged a Gangnam-style picket outside the CIMB branch in Kangar as part of its nationwide picketing expedition against the bank. The picket was held on 23 February. [youtube...
True to form, the Umno-BN-led government is adopting a 'give-and-take' policy with respect to workers. It has included foreign workers in the minimum wage policy but then forces them to absorb the foreign workers' levies. This shows that the...
Don't mess with trade union and workers' rights, public education and other core public services. That's the message groups in the US are seeing from the victory of Barack Obama in the US presidential election today. This is a...

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