KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) revealed today that less than 3% of migrant workers in Malaysia are part of a union in their workplace.

MTUC secretary-general J Solomon said only around 50,000 of the 2.2 million documented migrant workers in Malaysia were unionised, adding that there were still more than four million undocumented foreign labourers.

Solomon blamed this on a lack of enforcement by the authorities, saying many foreign workers were often coerced and threatened by their employers from being unionised.