In 2001, more than 30 workers over 50 years of age were suddenly given 24-hour termination notices by their employer, Guppy Plastic Industries Sdn Bhd. The workers were then told they could return later when they would be offered contract jobs. The chairperson of the workers' union described the move as a dirty tactic to make the women contract workers, to further maximise the company's profits at the expense of the workers. The 50-year retirement age for women workers is below the normal standard and is different to the company's retirement policy for male workers. On May 15, nine of the sacked workers took the case to the industrial court, seeking back pay, compensation for loss of income and redundancy payments.
Malaysian women workers challenge sackings
IN CONVERSATION WITH BRUCE PASCOE: The Climate Emergency & Indigenous Land Practice
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