$15m retrench pay-out for 5,500 mines workers

Bukit Ibam in History

The Straits Times OCT22, 1970 $15m Retrenchment PayoutThe Straits Times, 22 October 1970

KUALA LUMPUR, Wed.- The EMMCO group of mining companies will pay out  more than $15 million as retrenchment benefits to their 5,500 workers in Rompin, Pahang and Bukit Besi, Trengganu.

An agreement was signed today between the group and the East Coast Mining Industries Union at the Ministry of Labour here.

The agreement was signed by the group’s financial director, Mr, S.R. Teed, the union’s president, Inche Yusoff bin Mohamed Shah, Inche Yusoff Rashid of the NOC and Inche Sidek Ta’at from the Ministry of Labour.


The companies under the group are the EMMCO in Bukit Besi, Rompinco in Rompin, Eastern Stevedoring Company and Trengganu Minerals Company.

The iron mines in the two states are to close down next month.

The agreement for the pay-out includes the retrenchment benefits, loss of employment benefits, transport expenses and hospital benefits.

In a press statement today, Inche Yusoff bin Mohamed Shah said the loss employment were in addition to the retrenchment benefits agreed upon by both sides in 1963.

Bukit Ibam in History - Trevor Hislop [img105]“My wife is at centre front and I am immediately behind her in a brown shirt. Centre at the back is Jim Cushing (Stores Superintendent) with Brian Dick to his right. Photo taken in our home, June 1970.

All others were workshop staff”. – Trevor Hislop

Bukit Ibam in History - Trevor Hislop [img098]“Attached is a 1969 Bukit Ibam photo from a fancy dress party. I have one daughter, Tracy in the back row and another in the front row next to the “cowboy”. Some of your bloggers may recognize themselves when a bit younger!” – Trevor Hislop.



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