Malaysia and the World Scene
As the world moves toward a global economy, differences in labor standards, worker organization, and labor relations policies among countries at varying levels of development become critical variables in trade and investment decision making. Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) problems plagued Thailand and Indonesia while China had to deal with most favored nation issues. Malaysia also has been subjected to international opprobrium amid allegations it suppresses worker rights while countenancing exploitative labor standards.
KeywordsMinimum Wage Trade Union World Trade Organization Collective Bargaining Malaysian Government
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