Welcome to Partnership Site

Workplace cooperation has become the key focus on Human Capital Development for organisations facing intensified global business competition. The partnership has been accepted as the force for an effective workplace cooperation.

We invite you to consider the implementation partnership between labour and management at your workplace by employing framework of “Workplace Partnership”.


The framework of “Workplace Partnership” is based on the article of “Partnership as Union Strategy – Does It Work in Asia?”, which was jointly written between Aryana Satrya, MM, PhD Candidate (Lecturer of Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia) and Associate Professor Balakrishnan Parasuraman, PhD (Lecturer of Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinibalu, Malaysia).

The article was presented at the International Industrial Relations Association (IIRA) Asian Regional Congress, New Delhi, India, 19-21 April 2007, and has won several achievements:

Bronze Medal at the 37 Salon International des Inventions Genève. Geneva, Switzerland, 1-5 April 2009

Silver Award at the Malaysia Technology Expo 2009. Malaysian Association of Research Scientists. Kuala Lumpur, 19-21 February 2009.

Gold Award at the Research and Innovation Competition (PEREKA) 2008 for research in Social Sciences, Humanities, and Tourism category. Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinibalu, 19-24 August 2008.

Selected paper for the inclusion in the Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, volume 42 issue 4, April 2008, pages 589-616.

A number of private and government link companies, for instance: Maybank, Sime Darby, Petronas, Telkom Malaysia, and others, shown their interest to apply partnership concept at the workplace during the 1st Seminar on Joint Consultation Committee (Partnership Program) held on 15 October 2008 at Mariott Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Apart from that, some industrial relations institutions also exposed their interest to apply this concept at national, regional, and company level, for example: Ministry of Human Resource Malaysia – Putrajaya, Malaysian Trade Union Congress (MTUC) Sabah, Federation of Malaysian Manufacturing (FMM), and Asosiasi Hubungan Industrial Indonesia (AHII).

For further information please contact us at: union.partnership@yahoo.com.au

March 26, 2009 at 5:12 pm


- Aryana Satrya is a lecturer at the Department of Management, Faculty of Economics, University of Indonesia. He is also a PhD candidate at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. He was a researcher in a services union federation in Indonesia. - Balakrishnan Parasuraman is an Associate Professor at Industrial Relations Program, School of Social Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. He earns his PhD in Industrial Relations at the University of Wollongong, Australia.