3:57PM Sep 3, 2014
KTMB sacks top unionists over picket
Railwaymen’s Union of Malaya (RUM) president Abdul Razak Md Hassan (left) said 110 other KTMB staff were also sacked for the same reason.
Abdul Razak and his deputy received termination letters last Friday.
“My deputy and I were sacked without notice effective immediately on Aug 29. The letter was issued to us on Aug 29 and I was sacked the same day,” he said when contacted.
According to Abdul Razak, the management’s “union-busting” measure breaches Section 4 of the Industrial Relations Act.
“It was the union which arranged the picket, so why take action against the workers? Elias’ actions are wrong.
“It is as if he is trying to kill the union. What laws are they using? This is law of the jungle, not national legislation,” he said.
Abdul Razak said that he had lodged a complaint with the Industrial Relations Department and is awaiting a hearing.
“We will do all we can to oppose Elias who we feel is acting like a dictator,” he stressed. - Malaysiakini, 3/9/2014, KTMB sacks top unionists over picket