Collective bargaining is the best way to achieve a cordial relationship between employers and workers. It is also an effective forum for agreeing on working and employment conditions. To achieve these objectives, labour relations systems in a country must provide a legal mechanism for the parties to negotiate collective agreements with a view to concluding a collective agreement. The ILO has adopted a Convention that provides a framework for member States to adopt laws that would facilitate such a mechanism. In this context, Malaysia has passed the Industrial Relations Act 1967, which provides, inter alia, for a collective bargaining mechanism. In this article, we discuss the extent of Malaysian workers` right to bargain collectively in the context of ILO standards. .