Building and Wood
Workers' International

Sabah union signs wage agreement with Focus Lumber

(The signing of the agreement between Focus Lumber representatives and STIEU President
Martin Kandong and General-Secretary Engrit Liaw, as witnessed by of cials of Keningau’s
Labour Department.)
The Sabah Timber Industry Employees Union (STIEU) reached an agreement with Focus
Lumber to settle the latter’s salary obligations to twenty of its (20) workers whose wages it
arbitrarily cut by 50 percent during Malaysia’s enforcement of a hard COVID-19 lockdown.
STIEU President Martin Kandong said that a wage settlement was signed by the union with the
company on 10 March at the Keningau, Sabah Labour Department, which was witnessed by
labour department of cials.

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