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Fighting An Unequal Economic System

Minxi Chua, Operations Coordinator, New Naratif | S. Rita, Hospital cleaner/ Workside Chairperson, National Union of Workers in Hospital Support and Allied Services | Sarasvathy Muthu, Executive Secretary, National Union of Workers in Hospital Support and Allied Services

11-Mar-20 15:00

Fighting An Unequal Economic System

In the film ‘Bila Kami Bersatu’ (When We Are One) which debuted at the 2019 Freedom Film Fest, we got a rare insight into the lives of working class women in Malaysia. The film follows a group of hospital cleaners, who unionised to demand fair wages. Much has transpired since the premiere of that film, and we catch up with co-director of the film, Minxi Chua, and also S. Rita, one of the workers featured in the film. Joining them is Sarasvathy Muthu, the Executive Secretary of the National Union of Workers in Hospital Support and Allied Services. Rita, along with five other cleaners, sadly lost their jobs at the start of the year, and we're going to find out what exactly happened and how she is trying to move forward.

Produced by: Juliet Jacobs

Presented by: Juliet Jacobs


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Tags:  Freedom Film FestivalBila Kami BersatuUnion Workersfair wagesunion bustingThe Bigger PictureLive and Learn





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