Food Industry Employees’ Union (FIEU)

Union History

Food Industry Employees’ Union (FIEU / KPPPM) was established by Osman Din in 1970, a period that is much difficult to form trade unions because it was immediately after the May 13 conflict.

In 1970, labour activists from FIEU successfully organised 300 workers from three factories – Premier Milk (M) Sdn. Bhd. (Now known as F & N Dairies Mfg Sdn. Bhd.), Food Specialities Sdn. Bhd. (Nestle Mfg. (M) Sdn. Bhd.) and Federal Flour Mill Bhd (FFM).

The constitution of FIEU stipulates that the union can represent workers employed in companies producing food, beverage, oil palm, sugar and other similar products.

Struggles and Milestones

FIEU was formed to fight for the welfare and better working conditions of workers in food and beverage industry.

Realising workers’ rights is not an easy task, FIEU has been defending workers’ interests at all organised workplace. One of the key battles with employer was industrial dispute with a pineapple company in 1990s.

FIEU ordered a picket to put pressure on the employer when the collective bargaining process had become an impasse. Food workers demanded the employer to increase wages as a mean to improve their living standard.

Current Situation

Today, as many as 70 factories were organised by FIEU with 55 collective agreements. The union has 8,167 members including 34 per cent women workers.

After 50 years of formation, FIEU has purchased two properties as its own office in Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru.

Locally, FIEU is affiliated with Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC); Globally, FIEU is affiliated with the International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations (IUF).

Organisation Structure

Below is FIEU’s national working committee (2018-2021) :

President : Matkar bin Siwang

Vice President : Samsudin bin Baharom

General secretary : Shahul Hamid bin Md. Shariff

Assistant G.S. : Nor Azmin bin Taju Ariffin

Treansurer : Nizah binti Mat Iaje

Exco : Abdul Rahman bin Dermawi, Zulkefli bin Ramli, Mohd Zaffri bin Mohd Ibrahim, Azham bin Kamaruddin, Abdul Halim bin Abdul Malek, Muhammad Farid bin Jamhari, Syed Zirawatu bin Syed Ahmad

Contact us

If you are working in food or beverage industry and interested to join a trade union, please do not hesitate to contact us, we will give you proper advice!

Address : No 145-A-2, Indah UPC, Batu 3½, Jalan Klang Lama, 58000 Kuala Lumpur.

Tel : (+60)3-79823345 / 2353

Mobile: (+60)12-6681228

Fax : (+60)3-79817733

Email :

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Facebook : @fieu.kpppm