The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) to go ahead with picket
The federal government failed to convince MTUC to call off its picket plans despite a two-hour meeting earlier today.
But MTUC agreed to let the human resources ministry send officials to explain its revision of the labour laws and try to convince workers from the private sector and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) attending an open forum on the issue this Saturday.
Trade union representatives and opposition politicians have decried the proposed amendments, claiming they were for multinational corporations and potential investors and allow employers to keep workers on fixed-term contracts indefinitely.
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