Workers’ Rights

Manifesto items have been compiled from articles and statements on the internet and Aliran sources. The following sources are referred to by the following initials and you can reach them by clicking on the following hyperlinks:
PP: People’s Plan, part of The People’s Declaration updated 2008 for GE12 in Haris Ibrahim’s blog.
CR: Agenda for Concrete Reforms, drawn up by civil society leaders for GE13 as reported by Dr Kua Kia Soong in Malaysiakini.
BJ: Buku Jingga, Pakatan Rakyat’s manifesto for GE13.

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Workers Rights
J1Review all labour laws to ensure they are compatible with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) ConventionCGMid termMore work required
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J2Promote the right of workers to unioniseCGMid termMore work required
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J3Ensure all workers are employed as regular permanent employees and enjoy all benefits including maternity rights and extended retirement ageCGLong termAspirational
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J4Comment: Surely business cannot function effectively if temporary workers are banned and opportunities for workers are also reduced
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J5Let workers and their trade unions to be part of economic influence and decision-making, especially control of their pension fundsCGLong termAspirational
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J6Divert company stock ownership and profits into employee share funds to enable workers to have a stake in these companiesCGLong termAspirational
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Migrant workers’ and refugees’ rights
J7Full rights as workers irrespective of their immigration statusCGLong termAspirational
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J8Given full access to avenues of justice and there shall be no deportation until all pending claims and cases, including at labour tribunals, criminal and civil courts have been fully heard, disposed of and finally settledCGMid termMore work required
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J9Given the right to hold their passports and relevant visas and accorded the right to be heard before their visas are cancelled and/or refused renewalCGMid termMore work required
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