Johoreans protest against Employment Act

About 150 protesters from 27 unions were picketing at Kampung Pasir along the Skudai highway yesterday.

An equal number of police personnel were present. The picket was headed by the Johor MTUC chairman, Tan Eng Hong, who was also the president of NUBE (National Union of Banking Employees).

They were protesting against two amendments to the Employment Act, relating to overtime payment and allowing companies to outsource labour from third parties rather than employing them directly.

Protesters were advised to move to an inner road to continue their picket for safety reasons. More people are joining the picket after rushing from their places of work. Tan says the union expects more than 300 people to join the picket.

Police on a walkabout to control crowd
Respect workers' rights
Withdraw the amendments to the Employment Act
Toss out contract-employee system
The workers union were adamant about being heard
Workers unite and fight for their rights
Stern warning: Workers choose the government
The Employment Act ruins the future of workers
Workers congregate despite the monsoon season
United we stand
Workers from Johor gathering for the future of workers