Industrial Relations System In Malaysia

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Industrial relations system in Malaysia functions within the legal framework of the industrial relations act 1967 and the industrial relations regulations act has this to say
“An Act to provide for the regulation of the relations between employers and workmen and their trade unions and the prevention and settlement of any differences or disputes arising from their relationship and generally to deal with trade disputes and matters arising therefrom.” [7 August 1967].
The Act is self-contained. It changes all previous legislation pertaining to industrial relations but continue to encourage democratic self government in the industry by implementing safeguards to legitimate rights, prerogatives and interest of workmen, employers and their trade
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Cordova {1980} states industrial relations as "the process of interest Accommodation by which conditions of work are pre-established; where relations are regulated and power is shared in the field of labor". Yesufu (1984), sees industrial Relations as "the whole web of human intercommunications at work which is foreseen at the time of and those that are emerged through contract of employment".
The statements above recognize Industrial relations being concerned with the systems, rules, regulations and procedures used by the trade Union and employers to assess the compensation for effort and other circumstances relating to employment, to protect the interest of the employed and their employers and to administer the ways in which employers tend to their employees. Mgbe (1993) has emphasized that the phrase industrial relations is applicable to the context. Within which modern society formulates its various economic and production services.
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In connection to that, an interview was conducted on 27/5/2010 with Senior Government Officer quoted that; “when there is a union that is recorded under the Trade Union Act 1967, they are being recognized and have the bargaining power”.
The process of working people, through their unions, negotiating contracts with their employers to decide the conditions of employment along with pay, benefits, hours, leave, job health and safety policies, ways to balance work and family, A way to solve problems at the workplace .
It is the most fundamental and primary function of workers associations, which are widely known as trade unions all over the world. Collective bargaining is also known as a type of employer–employee relations that gives opportunity to the employees to be heard in the workplace on matter that effect them. Collective bargaining gives employees the advantage of being able to speak with one voice.
The principle idea is that as a group, employees have greater strength or bargaining power if they collaborate than they do if they attempt to mediate with their employer one by one
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