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MTUC seeks genuine consultation with gov't

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The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) hopes the technical committee meeting it will attend with the Human Resources Ministry in Putrajaya today, on amendments to labour laws will be held in a spirit of genuine consultation.

Its secretary-general J Solomon (photo, above) said the meeting which will be the second one on the matter, will need detailed discussions as the proposed amendments which constitute law reforms, need to be studied comprehensively.

He explained that as discussions on the Trade Unions Act 1959 and the Employment Act 1955, will be undertaken tomorrow, one day would be insufficient.

“We need to look at the holistic impact of amendments, and when amendments are made after 60 years, we surely cannot rush to make decisions...we will need time,” Solomon said at MTUC’s 70th anniversary celebrations in Kuala Lumpur last night.

Prior to this, Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran said that the meeting, which was scheduled to be held on Nov 4, had to be postponed to today.

The meeting would be attended by all stakeholders, including MTUC, the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) and the National Labour Advisory Council (NLAC), Kulasegaran said.

- Bernama

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