Wednesday, September 07, 2016

INDUSTRY NEWS: PROTON RENEWS ITS AGREEMENTS WITH ITS WORKERS' UNIONS

PROTON Holdings Bhd has renewed its Collective Agreement with its workers' union members at a recent signing ceremony held at the PROTON Centre of Excellence here in Subang Jaya, Selangor. 

The agreement was entered into by YBhg Dato’ Ahmad Fuaad Kenali, Chief Executive Officer of PROTON and the union presidents, En. Mohd Azmi Abu Bakar representing Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional Sdn Bhd (“PONSB”) workers’ union and En. Ferdaus Mohni representing Proton Tanjung Malim Sdn Bhd (“PTMSB”) workers’ union. The ceremony was witnessed by PROTON Chairman, YBhg Dato’ Sri Syed Faisal Albar and Mr. Fong Khei Por, Director General of the Industrial Relations Department, Malaysia. 

(middle L & R) YBhg Dato’ Ahmad Fuaad Kenali, Chief Executive Officer of PROTON and, En. Mohd Azmi Abu Bakar representing Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional Sdn Bhd (“PONSB”) workers’ union
Dato Fuaad Kenali shaking hands with En. Ferdaus Mohni representing Proton Tanjung Malim Sdn Bhd (“PTMSB”) workers’ union

The CAs were signed to replace the existing CAs which expired in December 2015. The CAs are renewable once every 3 years. With the spirit of “One Company Mindset” and the “Management-Union as a Team” the renewed CAs marked improved collaboration and understanding between both parties. 

According to Proton, even with the restructuring that the company is under going, staff welfare is still paramount. This is true because without people to build the cars, any ongoing turnaround programme will not succeed. That being said, both parties must be aware that both depend on each other's survival. There is a balance that has to be achieved in order for things to move smoothly.

PRESS RELEASE
PROTON RENEWS ITS COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS WITH THE UNIONS

SUBANG JAYA, 7 September 2016 – PROTON Holdings Bhd (“PROTON” or “the Company”) has renewed its Collective Agreement (“CA”) with its union members at a recent signing ceremony held at PROTON Centre of Excellence here in Subang Jaya, Selangor.

The agreement was signed and concluded on 19 August 2016 between YBhg Dato’ Ahmad Fuaad Kenali, Chief Executive Officer of PROTON and the union presidents, En. Mohd Azmi Abu Bakar representing Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional Sdn Bhd (“PONSB”) workers’ union and En. Ferdaus Mohni representing Proton Tanjung Malim Sdn Bhd (“PTMSB”) workers’ union. The ceremony was witnessed by PROTON Chairman, YBhg Dato’ Sri Syed Faisal Albar and Mr. Fong Khei Por, Director General of the Industrial Relations Department, Malaysia.

The CAs were signed to replace the existing CAs which expired in December 2015. The CAs are renewable once every 3 years. With the spirit of “One Company Mindset” and the “Management-Union as a Team” the renewed CAs marked improved collaboration and understanding between both parties.

The CAs provides certain improvements for employees which include alignment with new minimum wage order, employee insurance for personal accident, term life, medical insurance and bereavement benefits.

In line with efforts to turnaround the Company, Dato’ Fuaad said “Subject to affordability consideration, PROTON has always prioritised the welfare and benefits of its employees. The Company fully appreciates that in order to achieve more for its business, it needs to work closely with its employees to serve our customers better.”

“Success is always about team work, leveraging on each other’s strength and expertise to achieve greater and better things for the Company.” added Dato’ Fuaad.

The renewed CA between the management and the union is the 10th for PONSB and the 4th for PTMSB.

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