Members of the Sabah Timber Industries Employees Union (STIEU) working at one of Malaysia’s largest timber companies, Sabah Forest Industries (SFI), have struggled for decades to have their union recognised.
On 3 March last year the Malaysian Minister of Human Resources demanded SFI recognise the union, a decision that the Sabah High Court affirmed on 27th June 2016 by dismissing a recent judicial review of that decision.
However the SFI is gearing up to appeal the Sabah Judicial Review to a higher court rather than allowing workers to participate in secret ballot elections.
The company would rather spend hundreds of thousands of dollars for court litigation which is obviously its comfort zone.
Please take a moment to support and share this campaign:
Also, the International Union of Foodworkers has launched this new campaign:
The union at the SABMiller Sonepat brewery in the state of Haryana, India has been organizing mass protest actions in response to the harassment and intimidation of trade union leaders and members and management’s refusal to respect collective bargaining rights. The attack on rights at SABMiller India follows the company’s union-busting at SABMiller-owned Carlton United Breweries in Australia ahead of the impending merger between AB InBev and SABMiller, which would create the world’s largest transnational brewing company.
Please support this campaign too — click here.