Dear Friends i got an information from Suaram, that workers in Harris electronics factories in Malaysia are organising a picket line.

The Malaysian Government has been attempting to stop the organisation, organisation have recognition of unions in Electronic Factories for many years.

Please send message of support to the given below address:

Bruno Pereira

Secretary

Kesatuan Pekerja Pekerja Harris Advanced Technology (M) Sdn. Bhd.

Add:Bilik 1, 18A, Jalan 13B, Ampang Jaya, 68000 Ampang, Selangor

tel/fax: +603 4561891

email: hatwu@tm.net.my

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In Solidarity

Rubina Jamil

Coordinator

Asia Pacific Workers Solidarity Links-Pakistan

13th May 1999

PICKET!!

This is a notice that the above union will be staging a picket as follows

Date: 15th May 1999

Time: 11 am - 1 pm

Location: In front of the Harris Factory gates

at 73 Lorong Enggang, (off Jalan Enggang)

Ulu Kelang, Ampang Free Trade Zone (UKFTZ)

Selangor

Background

The union held a picket last Saturday to draw the attention of the Harris

Management to the demands of the union and its members. We demand that

Harris management immediately start negotiations with the union leading to

a collective agreement.

Since last Saturday, the Harris Management have yet to respond to our

demand. The members of the union will again stage a picket this Saturday

til our demands are met.

The management of the Harris Advanced Technology (M) Sdn. Bhd. (HAT)

located at the Ulu Kelang - Ampang FTZ have been resisting the in-house

union since its formation in 1989. HAT is an off-shore semiconductor

manufacturing plant of the US Multinational, Harris Corp Melbourne Florida,

employing about 3000 employees.

We are drawing attention of the management of Harris to stop all litigation

against the union and the Director-General of Trade Union Affairs (Ministry

of Human Resources Malaysia) and start negotiations immediately with the

union to conclude a collective agreement which have been PENDING FOR THE

LAST 10 YEARS!

Harris Copr have announced plans to sell off the semiconductor division of

the Harris which includes HAT, among other facilities. In view of the

impending sales, we feel that HAT is leaving the employees in a lurchh

after making the employees of HAT "sacrifice" for the company last yeyar by:

- delaying and then reducing the increment and reducing the bonus

- deducting the annual leaves for the company's shut-down

- offering voluntary retrenchment

We hope for your support and co-operation.

Bruno Pereira

Secretary

Kesatuan Pekerja Pekerja Harris Advanced Technology (M) Sdn. Bhd.

Add:Bilik 1, 18A, Jalan 13B, Ampang Jaya, 68000 Ampang, Selangor

tel/fax: +603 4561891

email: hatwu@tm.net.my