Saturday, June 30, 2012

'Categorise cabin crew as postal voters'

Bangi: The National Union of Flight Attendants Malaysia (NUFAM) handed over a memorandum to the government asking it to consider allowing cabin crew from MAS, Air Asia and Fire Fly to cast early or postal votes in the next general election.

Union president Ismail Nasaruddin Abd Wahab claimed that during the last general election 5,000 cabin crew could not vote due to work commitments.     
"We had about 5,000 cabin crew who could not vote because they were working. So we request the government to categorise them as postal voters just like media pratitioners and national security forces personnel," he said in a dialogue session with deputy minister in Prime Minister's Department Datuk Ahmad Maslan here yesterday.   
The dialogue session also raised issues faced by workers in the airline industry which covered salary increments, the rights and future of flight crew, retirement, female workers’ rights and assistance for cabin crew who were single mothers.     
Ahmad Maslan received the memorandum and assured that it would be brought to the attention of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak. -- Bernama

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