Saturday, April 01, 2017
INFINEON Melaka attempt to change from 3 shift to 2 shift stopped by strong united Trade Union? 94% workers said 'NO'?
In 2013, the Trade Union and its members managed to stop INFINEON's(at Melaka) plan to convert from 3 shifts per day to 2 shifts...[With 3 shift, workers would be generally working for about 8 hours - hence consistent with the recognized right for “Eight hours labour, eight hours recreation, eight hours rest.”, when before workers were working for 10-16 hours per day]. When an employer elects to use just 2 shifts per day, requiring workers to work for about 12 hours per day...then this really goes backs to things in the past...???
The Union objected - A poll was taken, and almost all of the 3,000 over workers were with the Union, and rejected INFINEON's plan to change to a 2-shift per day operation. The outcome of the poll, could be seen here..
INFINEON respected the UNION and workers - and one wonders what has changed now in INFINEON?
Just before the start of the negotiations towards the next Collective Bargaining Agreement, INFINEON has terminated the Union President, and taken disciplinary actions against 6 other Union leaders..
INFINEON continues to prevent the Union President from even entering the Union office and carrying out his duties/responsibilities..
INFINEON is not allowing the Union President from participating the negotiations leading to the next Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Demands for reinstatement of the Union President, a stop of disciplinary actions against the other Union leaders, etc have to date YET to receive any positive response...
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