“Imminent Forced Migration of 1,800 MAS employees from Subang to KLIA”
Yours truly was prompted by an insider to surf the communication portal run by MESA at http://.mesaonline.net A new posting in the portal’s home page, is reproduced below.
Obviously the MESA Union had raised valid questions to MAS through the Human Capital Dept on the necessity of moving 1,800 MAS employee based in Subang to KLIA, especially when the safety of the building they are to occupy is questionable. The existing space can only accommodate 500 staffs. Lack of parking space to accommodate the 1,800 staffs. The estimated cost of the exercise will cost MAS at least RM30 million, if not more. Further, MAS is BLEEDING and a “sick patient” according to Tan Sri Md Nor.
The email is self-explanatory.
Please note that the email was copied to AJ and Md Nor but NOT to “Nanny Danny”. Is he being SNUBBED by MESA?
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Sent: Friday, April 20, 2012 12:49 PM
To: Muhammad Fauzi Mahayuddin
Cc: Zahrah Zaid; Ahmad Jauhari Yahya; Md Nor Yusof; Ab Halim Said; Ab Said; Chandran Sekhran;
email@example.com; Jamaludin Sanusi; Izwan Ismail; Izwan; Amir Ihsan Abdul Latif; Najmi Rahimi Muzni; Hussin
Shamsudin; Tengku Fachruddin Tengku Suleiman; Chai Chee Kong; firstname.lastname@example.org; Mohd Saleem
Mohamed Shariff; Norlina Abdullah @ Renata Liporado; email@example.com
Subject: Subang Migration
Dear En Fauzi, cpy EVPHC cpy rest
If you would recall, MESA and MASMA had jointly attended a briefing conducted by Human Capital (HC) on 07th March 2012 on the Company’s proposal for migration of a substantial number of employees currently based in Subang (SZB) to the South Support Zone (SSZ) Building in KLIA. At the meeting, both MESA and MASMA had voiced out numerous concern and issues which HC had then promised to look into and revert with answers within three weeks time.
It has now been more than a month with no news forthcoming from you or HC.
Instead, we learn from distraught members that HC had mounted further engagement
sessions, beginning 19th April 2012, in which divisional/departmental/business unit representatives were briefed on the imminent migration, including;
1. Updates on the KLIA move;
2. Packing details e.g. What to pack and bring along, live files and confidential
3. The new office layouts, storage, parking, medical centre, cafeteria etc.
4. Staff Transport services
5. Internal Shuttle Services
We wish to remind you that the concerns, including potential firetrap situations which we raised in the previous engagement have yet to be answered. These were issues and concern in relation to the following, namely;
1. A downsized Medical Centre, but catering to a bigger (four-fold) increase in
building population – in the union’s view would result in long queue and poor
medical service quality to the staff.
2. Minimum Floor Area allocated per employee – Is it adequate for staff health,
safety and welfare? Is it in compliance with OSHA (Occupational Safety and
Health Act) POTENTIAL FIRE TRAP
3. As claimed by Karen, the plan for the new set up building was supposedly
approved by the Authorities. The union would require proof of fresh Fire
Certificate being issued by Bomba or fresh Certificate of Fitness issued to confirm adequacy of safety measures, fire prevention, fire protection and fire fighting facilities including assurance that current emergency exit and passageways are sufficient, considering the anticipated increased in building population.
4. MESA would require proof that the building is compliant to all by-laws,
regulations and statutory requirements including adequacy of electrical wirings to sustain the increased usage of electrical power. All document must be made available for perusal prior to occupancy.
5. Unions requested to view the actual building plan, inclusive of filing storage. HC to revert by end March after firming up with the appointed contractors.
6. MESA lamented about Management not interacting and working with the unions to work as promised by AJ in the last Town-hall.
7. Time motion study to be done and HC to revert on how long it would take for orderly and safe evacuation of building, how long it would take for employees to get to the office from the lift as there may not be enough to cater for the increased staff movement.
8. Other elements to study- how long to move from the car park to the office. The employees may end up parking at MASkargo where it would take another 20 minutes to walk to the office.
9. HC mentioned that shuttle buses will be provided from car park to Admin
Building. Concern about the designated pickup point, which could easily add
another 10 minutes to walk and catch the shuttle due to the size of the
MASkargo car park.
10. Suggestion for MASkargo park car to be reopened without any reserved parking for a fair system, applicable to all.
11. MASMA concerned that even with the staggered break hours, the canteen have to prolong it breakfast service hours up to 3 PM. Similar situation for lunch and coffee breaks
12. Management must provide security for female employees who works beyond
office hours, especially when performing Finance accounting closure. Security
should extend to escort to their car at carpark.
On the Benefits
1. MESA and MASMA were told that a onetime payment of RM 3000 (taxable) to be paid to affected SZB staffs that have at least 2 years of service with the
company. MESA/MASMA requested for higher quantum.
2. Current RM 1 charge for shuttle from SFB to MTB vv will be waived on 01 Sept
2012 and from this date, all KLIA allowance (RM 10 per day) will cease to be
paid. MESA and MASMA requested for continuation.
3. Shuttle bus services to be arranged based on HC survey:
LRT Kelana Jaya
PKNS Shah Alam
KTM Subang Jaya
Service supposed to starts from 0600, 0630, 0700. From KLIA will start from
1800, 1830, 1900 without any shuttle earlier than 1800hr. MESA and MASMA
of the view that those staying in other area to be considered or given
4. HC was requested to share with MESA and MASMA on the Return on Investment (ROI), IRR (Internal Rate of Return) and Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) on how beneficial is it for staff to be moved to KLIA
5. Alternative solution proposed by MESA and MASMA – Instead of moving to KLIA, to move staff from Complex B to Complex A.
6. MESA and MASMA estimate that Cost of Migration 10-11 Million excluding IT
Infrastructure Cost. This warrant further discussion with the unions and
associations PRIOR to continuation.
Considering all the above points raised as our collective concern, kindly explain why HC proceed with further briefings to the staff without coming back to the unions and associations on the above outstanding matters?
Matdiah Bin Mohammad
Surely, with so many concern and issues raised by MESA and with NO answers and poor interaction forthcoming from Management to the unions. Is this another sinister ploy by the TRIOS and their PUPPET MASTERS to get rid of “excess staff”?
Has SOCIAL JUSTICE VANISH with the winds?
In closing, yours truly hopes that MESA and MAMPA have not forgotten about Nanny Danny, the Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar’s most trusted crony and former business partner in BinaFikir Sdn Bhd .