22 Feb 2005

More join unions in strike-free republic

Star, Malaysia
February 20, 2005

Insight Down South By Seah Chiang Nee

SOME 40 workers of a small company making industrial fans decided to form a trade union since it was, for the first time in years, turning in a small profit.
For the past few years, their firm was losing money or breaking even and their salaries had remained stagnant. Now that it was making a small profit, the workers wanted a pay rise.

When they raised the union idea, the management warned them to temper any demand for pay hikes because business conditions were still fragile.

“I advise them to stay their hand on this demand,” an executive later told me. He explained the company was considering moving the operation to Malaysia to reduce costs.

“I told them if their proposed union pushed it, the company would be forced to make the move earlier.”

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