Frequently asked questions
1. Does the employee only can form a trade union?
No. The employers also can specifically form their own trade union.
2. What is the obligation and conditions to be met in order to establish a trade union?
- They must be an employee of a work place or employers who hiring the employees in West Malaysia, Sabah or Sarawak in an establishment, trade, occupation or industry or within any similar trades, occupations or industries.
- Union officials must be aged 21 years old and above.
3. Does the public servants allowed to affiliate with the private sector employee to form a trade union?
4. Does the public servants and statutory agencies are permitted to be a member of a trade union?
- Those who are prohibited from the union membership:
- Royal Malaysian Police, any prison services, armed forces, public officials who appointed in the safety or services and every public officials that prohibited under any written law, or;
- Public officials who hold a position as the Managerial and Professional level and public officials, or a class or category of public officials in the group, which is not excluded by a written order issued by the Chief Secretary to Government of Malaysia
- The officer of the local authority is able to join.
- Officials of statutory agencies cannot merge with other statutory agencies
5. Who is eligible to be a trade union officer?
- Malaysian and 21 years old and above.
- He/she not an officer of a trade union which has been cancelled by the Director General of Trade Unions
- He / she not appointed as employee of a political party.
- Not convicted for certain offenses by the courts.
- He / she does not undercharge as bankruptcy.