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Malaysia tables minimum wage bill

Posted in LABOUR ISSUES,MALAYSIA by Faezah Ismail on June 22, 2011
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The Dewan Rakyat yesterday tabled a minimum wage bill for the first and second reading, reports the New Straits Times.

The National Wages Consultative Council Bill 2011 will pave the way for implementing a structure for minimum wages in Malaysia.

The Bill wants to replace the Wages Council Act 1947 and set up a National Wages Consultative Council to conduct studies on minimum wage.

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ILO standards to protect domestic workers

Good news for domestic workers all over the world.

Delegates at the 100th annual conference of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) today “adopted a historic set of international standards” to improve the lot of domestic workers who number between 53 and 100 million.

“We are moving the standards system of the ILO into the informal economy for the first time, and this is a breakthrough of great significance,” said Juan Somavia, ILO Director-General. “History is being made.”

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Singapore ratifies MLC, 2006

Posted in LABOUR ISSUES by Faezah Ismail on June 15, 2011
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Singapore has ratified the International Labour Organisation‘s Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006) — making it the first Asian country to do so.

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