Malasia - Secret ballot system abused (2012)

Workers opt for the union that is to represent them by mandatory secret ballot. The Immigration Department and the employers prohibit foreign workers from taking part in these elections or any union activities. The Department of Industrial Relations (DGIR), however, includes them in the overall figures for the purpose of determining union membership. This can heavily dilute the votes in favour of a union and often results in the denial of union recognition. Furthermore, according to the Regulations, workers who do not vote are considered to be against the union. Even those who have passed away are required to vote.

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