Seminar on Embracing New Unionisation Landscape As Per Latest Amendments To The Trade Union Act
The Trade Unions (Amendment) Act 2022 was passed by the Dewan Rakyat on October 10, 2023 to abolish restrictions on the formation of unions in any establishment, trade, occupation, or industry.
This is in line with the International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention on Freedom of Association and Protection of The Right to Organise.
The amendments involves 36 clauses which include 30 amended clauses, 5 new clauses and 1repealed clause with the initiative to encourage the formation of multiple trade unions that directly increases the protection and welfare of workers. In addition, the amendment also lowers the threshold for trade unions to carry out strike or declare a lockout.