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MALAYSIA - INDONESIA
Kuala Lumpur: No minimum wage for foreign workers
The Malaysian government does not intend to adopt Indonesia’s proposal for a "minimum wage” for domestic workers in the country. At least 300 thousand foreign workers in Malaysia, subjected to violence and discrimination.
Outsourcing and minimum wage: the struggle for the rights of Indonesian workers
In 2014 for the first time the country will celebrate Labor Day on a national scale. Criticism of President Yudhoyono and Vice President Boediono, unable to resolve the dispute over "outsourcing" of labor by firms. Industry on a war footing for a prison sentence of a businessman behind in payment.
Chinese workers for McDonald's, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Pizza-Hut are underpaid
A Chinese daily paper affirms that the American Food store Giants pay their part time workers below the statutory minimum wage. Staff are forced to work 10 straight hours without breaks or rights. Following the newspaper report the government carries out an investigation, calling on the companies to collaborate, while many employees announce their intention to sue.
18/05/2010 MALAYSIA - INDONESIA
Highs and lows of 7th summit between Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur
Joint Committee, maritime boundaries and condition of workers top agenda in talks between Yudhoyono and Najib. Issue of maritime boundaries remains unresolved, while day off and minimum wage for Indonesian workers in Malaysia are discussed. Conditions of domestic workers, victims of abuse and violence.
Slogans and clown masks against suicides at Foxconn
Company management try to stop the wave of suicides among employees with a "spontaneous" rally after work, urging workers to "love life". Hong Kong union: "Just treat them as human beings."
Child labour used to harvest tobacco in Kazakhstan
Human Rights Watch denounces exploitation of child labour for tobacco harvests in Kazakhstan. Among the buyers of this tobacco, Philip Morris, which now calls for careful control on crops.
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