800 employees stage strike in Johor over mistreatment

Eight hundred employees staged a strike outside their company's building in Johor on Tuesday morning.

They threw stones and burnt a vehicle outside the HDD Technology Sdn Bhd building in Kulaijaya after claiming they were mistreated at their work place.

The group's spokesman Kishor Rai, 23, said the company had been abusing them on a daily basis and they could not take it anymore.​

"When we make mistakes, they hit us and this is just unfair," he said.

"In fact, due to an earlier disagreement, the management even refused to send us our usual bus and we were forced to walk for about one hour to get to work."

The group started gathering outside the building's compound at around 9am and could still be seen protesting around 4pm, reported The Star.

Cops step in

Police were seen trying to control the rowdy crowd and were in talks with the employers. 

A police official addressed the crowd at 2.15pm with the help of a Nepali employee who translated the message.

The official said that embassy officials from Nepal, Myanmar, Bangladesh were due to arrive and asked the group to pick representatives from each country to attend a meeting with the management.

"We want to discuss your problems and come to a compromise."

"We urge you to remain calm as you are here to work and you are here to make money for your family," said the official.

Source: The Star