Published: Wednesday January 2, 2013 MYT 1:17:00 PM
Workers urged to give priority to industrial harmony when voting
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has called on the county's 12 million workers to give top priority to industrial harmony, economic and political stability as well as their well-being when casting their votes in the upcoming general election.
Its president Khalid Atan said Wednesday that workers were a formidable group and should exercise their voting rights with great care, as the election results would have a great bearing on their future.
He said it was a credit to Malaysian workers that they had maintained a very stable industrial atmosphere in the country, thus contributing to its stability and progress.
Industrial harmony has also helped to attract foreign investors which, in turn, helped workers with the creation of new jobs, he said.
The 13th general election is expected to be called any time soon.
Khalid said as an organisation, MTUC was working closely with the Government and employers to maintain industrial peace and solve all labour problems in an amicable manner.
He said the present MTUC leadership was determined to improve the workers' standards and fully subscribed to making the country a developed nation by 2020.
There were still many issues that needed to be resolved, he said, expessing confidence that this could be done with good rapport and working relationship with the government and employers. - Bernama