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The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) to go ahead with picket

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 29 — The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) is sticking to its guns to amass outside Parliament next Monday against Putrajaya’s plan to revise labour laws when the Dewan Rakyat resumes its sitting.

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.

“At this stage, the picket is to continue, our stand is unchanged. However, after Saturday’s forum... the MTUC exco will hold a meeting to finalise its decision... whether or not to continue with the picket or otherwise,” MTUC vice-president Jaafar Majid

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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