KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has urged the government to review the proposal to establish the Railway Network Access Agreement (RNAA), which is feared to give a big impact to Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) and cause 4,000 people to lose their jobs.
Its secretary-general, J. Solomon said MTUC was very concerned about the complaint by the Railway Workers Union of Malaysia (KPPKTMB), especially over the fate of 4,000 of them who could lose their jobs if the agreement was concluded.
He told Bernama today that it was also feared that the agreement did not fully comply with the procedures, including in terms of the tender distribution process.
RNAA is an agreement between Railway Assets Corporation (RAC), an agency under the Transport Ministry, and KTMB.
It is said that the agreement will entitle RAC, which was previously only responsible for looking after the assets of KTMB, to interfere in its operations.
KPPKTMB had previously held a series of pickets to demand that the proposal not be implemented.
Solomon said the union proposed that KTMB reintroduce its express train services for low-income earners and revise the fare rates for its commuter services to stabilise the financial position of the company. — Bernama