Employees rights in the manufacturing sector in Malaysia
Lead NCPJapan
Supporting NCP(s)None Selected
DescriptionSpecific instance notified by the Malaysian Trade Union Congress (MTUC) regarding the activities of Top Thermo Mfg. (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd (TTM) operating in Malaysia.
Theme(s)Employment and industrial relations
Date12 Mar 2003
Host country(ies)Malaysia
SourceTrade Union
Industry sectorManufacturing
StatusNot accepted

Read the public statement issued by the Japanese NCP concluding the initial assessment of the specific instance - 16 February 2012 |  日本語

In March 2003 the Japanese NCP received a request for review from the Malaysian Trade Union Congress (MTUC), as requested by its affiliated union, the Metal Industry Employees’ Union (MIEU), alleging that Top Thermo Mfg. (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd (TTM), which is an associated company of the Thermos KK., had breached the employment and industrial relations provisions of the Guidelines in Malaysia.

The NCP analysed the facts in conjunction with the Japanese embassy in Malaysia and exchanged opinions with the parties involved. However, due to parallel judicial procedures in Malaysia and their subsequent resolution and the establishment of a collective agreement among parties, the NCP saw that it could not contribute further to the solution and concluded that the specific instance did not merit further consideration on the part of the NCP.