Malaysia`s Director General of Industrial Relations, Fong Khei Por, noted in a statement that the signed agreement is a symbol of respect, transparency, trust and compromise. In a statement on Saturday, the national oil company said the deal improved and revised terms of employment to provide better benefits to non-senior executives. A trade union (British English) or a trade union (American English) is an organisation of workers who have come together to achieve common goals such as better working conditions. Through its conduct, the union negotiates with the employer on behalf of the union members (rank-and-file members) and negotiates employment contracts (collective bargaining) with the employers. This may include wage negotiations, labor regulations, grievance procedures, rules for hiring, firing, and transporting workers, benefits, workplace safety, and policies. Agreements negotiated by union leaders are binding on rank-and-file members and the employer and, in some cases, on other non-members. “The agreement extends to non-senior employees such as technicians and employees,” a spokesman representing Petronas told Rigzone on Monday. Petronas and its internal union Kesatuan Kakitangan Petroliam Nasional (KAPENAS) have signed a collective agreement for the period 2013-2015. The General Secretary of Kapenas Sarawak today issued a statement protesting against the Petronas statement issued today in response to Kapenas Sarawak`s decision yesterday to picket. “It is troubling for Petronas to demand that Kapenas Sarawak blindly follow other unions that are separate and different under the Federal Constitution and the Trade Union Act. In the statement, Kapenas Sarawak expressed his dissatisfaction, particularly with regard to the paragraph in which Petronas said: “We deeply regret that Kapenas Sarawak has decided to proceed with the declaration, despite the competitive offer given to the five unions, the other four of which agreed and entered into force on 1 January 2019.” Originating in Europe, unions became popular in many countries during the Industrial Revolution, when the lack of skills required to perform most jobs shifted bargaining power almost entirely to the employer side, resulting in mistreatment and underpayment of many workers.
Trade unions may be composed of individual workers, professionals, former workers or the unemployed. The most common goal, but by no means the sole purpose of these organizations, is to “maintain or improve their conditions of employment.”  “It is important for the private sector to maintain industrial harmony in the workplace to ensure a productive workforce, which is one of the key factors in attracting foreign investors,” Fong said. “It is condescending, insulting and arrogant on the part of the national oil company to expect and demand that all its workers` unions accept a single offer and refuse to take into account the different situation and sensitivities. Petronas issued this statement in response to the Sarawak Kapenas picket line in Bintulu yesterday afternoon from 5pm to 6pm.m. in Paragon, Bintulu. Note: Only one member of this blog is allowed to comment. The comments contained herein and generated by readers do not reflect the views and opinions of Rigzone. All comments are subject to editorial review. Off-topic, inappropriate or offensive comments will be removed.
“We are working closely with all relevant authorities and stakeholders to ensure that the issue is resolved quickly for the benefit of our employees,” Petronas said. Kesatuan Kakitangan Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) Sarawak is a workers` union registered under the Trade Unions Act 1959 with registered office on the 2nd floor, No. 125/Lot 3411, Bintulu Parkcity Commerce Square- Phase II, Jalan Tun Ahmad Zaidi, 97000 Bintulu, P.O Box 4, Tanjung Kidurong, 97300 Bintulu Sarawak. Sarawak Kapenas said 500 people, many in yellow shirts, took part in the protest. — DayakDaily KUCHING, 25 years old. June: Kesatuan Kakitangan Petronas Sarawak (Kapenas Sarawak) is annoyed by Petronas` “one-off offer”, where Kapena Sarawak members were “pressured” to accept a lower wage increase than members of four other unions. Today, Petronas issued a statement stating that it had held four 2019-2021 Collective Bargaining (CA) meetings with Sarawak Kapenas, the most recent of which took place on 16 April 2019, where Sarawak Kapenas declared a status quo. The union also stressed that it was not surprised by the content of Petronas` statement. “We urge management to act in good faith if they really want to solve the problem in the interest of their employees,” said Kapenas Sarawak. . “We are not at all surprised by the statement, given the similar attitude that management has shown during the negotiations.” It is hypocritical for Petronas to now expect Kapenas Sarawak to follow the other unions while his own management team tried to pressure Sarawak to accept a lower wage increase than the other four unions,” said Kapenas Sarawak.