Saturday, February 09, 2013
500 migrant workers in a Muar furniture factory staged protest over non-recipt of RM900 minimum wage
Protest in Muar
Meanwhile, according to China Press, about 500 foreign workers of a furniture factory in Muar staged a strike today against their employer for refusing to implement the minimum wage policy.
The employees, comprising of Nepalese and Bangladeshis, had found out that their employee was still following the old salary system yesterday afternoon and was not paying them their full salary of RM900.
Following this, they decided to call their countrymen to hold a strike, vowing not compromise with their employer.
In another development, Malaysian Furniture Industry Council president Sunny Ter led 50 members to lodge a police report at the Kapar police station, Klang asking the authorities to enhance their patrols during Chinese New Year.
Ter said this is to prevent the foreign workers from causing trouble during the festive season as a result of the non-compliance of the policy by his members.
Additional reporting by Lee Long Hui and Lu Wei Hoong - Malaysiakini, 8/2/2013, 1,000 Proton staff protest over pay increase