Strike by 1,700 tappers and workers in Johore Labis Estate, Cha’ah
A major strike began in Cha’ah Johore,yesterday involving 1,700 tappers and workers of the Socfin-owned Johore Labis Estate and its oil palm and rubber processing factory.
It all began over a dispute over two months ago when a Socfin sub-contractor, Mr.Sim Kim Chong, unilaterally stopped the ten-year-old practice of providing transport for the tappers to and from their places of work.
There are a number of disquieting features about the dispute :
Firstly, why was a dispute over the unilateral cessation of free transport to tappers allowed to escalate into a major strike involving 1,700 workers and tappers? Continue reading Strike by Tappers & Workers in Johore
Talk by DAP Organising Secretary, Mr. Lim Kit Siang, to the supporters and members of the protem committee of the DAP Branch, Cheras Road, 11 milestone on Friday, 26th April at 8.30 p.m.
The DAP is dedicated to the abolition of inequalities and exploitation of all forms in Malaysia.
The Alliance boasts that there is freedom in Malaysia. Their leaders never explain the nature of freedom available in Malaysia.
There is the freedom for the rich to grow richer and poor to get poorer. There is the freedom for the employer to victimise workers and crush unions and the freedom for workers to be victimized and unions to be crushed. There is the freedom for feudalist landlords to fleece the farmers and the freedom for the farmers to be fleeced. There is the freedom for children of the wealthy to get education and the freedom of the poor to be uneducated. Continue reading Abolition of inequalities and exploitation