The National Union of Journalists Peninsular Malaysia (NUJ)


The National Union of Journalists Peninsular Malaysia (NUJ) is the only organisation of working journalists in the country representing the industrial, social and welfare interest of some 1,200 journalists so far.

Formed on August 30, 1962, NUJ Malaysia is the sole authority to negotiate and determine the proper rates of remuneration and other terms and conditions of employment for journalists in the various publishing houses which produce Bahasa Melayu, English and Chinese newspapers and periodicals.

NUJ aids it’s branches in preparations before any collective agreement (CA) negotiations; inviting the respective management to enter negotiations to renew a CA. Notice for negotiation will be given by either party three months prior to the termination of the existing CA.

Negotiations for a new CA usually takes 3 – 6 months to be concluded. However under the current economic downturn, the pace has been slower. The NUJ-Branch members and the Management team is involved. Main points of negotiations are; working hours, salary, social benefits, dispute and conciliation and employment conditions.