1. Are unions limited to workers only?
· No. Both workers and employers are allowed to establish trade unions according to their categories.
2. What are the essentials conditions required to establish a trade union?
· They must be an employee or working in an establishment, trade, occupations or industry or within similar trade, occupation or industry).
· Trade union officials must be at the age of 21 years and above.
3. Can the employees in publics sectors/ government affiliate with private sector to form a trade union?
4. Are all employees of public sector and statutory bodies can be a member of a trade union?
· Those who are prohibited from being a member of trade unions are :
- Members of the Royal Malaysia Police, members of any prison services, armed forces, public officers engaged in a confidential or security capacity public officers who are prohibited under any written law to form or join a trade union; and
- Public officers holding any post in the Managerial and Professional Group, except such public officers, or such class, category or description of public officers in such group, as are excluded by a direction in writing issued by the Chief Secretary to the Government.
5. Are all employees of public sector and statutory bodies can be a member of a trade union?
· Malaysian citizen of the age of 21 years and above;
· Not an officer of a trade union which have been cancelled by Director General of Trade Union (DGTU);
· Not an office bearer or employee of any political parties;
· Not convicted in certain offences by any court; and
· Not a bankrupt.