Ministry likely to review Employment Act 1955

Human Resources Minister M Kula Segaran says new provisions are being studied as certain provisions are no longer suitable and do not meet current job requirements.

IPOH: The human resources ministry is likely to review the Employment Act 1955 to protect the interests of employees and employers in the country, says its minister, M Kula Segaran.

He said discussions were under way and a comprehensive draft of the review was expected to be completed next week.

In addition, he said the ministry planned to add eight new provisions to the Act in line with the current employment situation in the country.

“The new provisions are being studied as certain provisions are no longer suitable and do not meet current job requirements.

“We are still at the discussion stage with stakeholders in the job market, including trade unions, workers, NGOs and those who can contribute in efforts to improve the Act,” he told reporters after attending a Career Fair for People with Disabilities here today.

The one-day programme was organised by the Sultan Idris Shah Foundation and DayBreak Association in collaboration with the Labour Department, Social Welfare Department, Perak Education Department and Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers.

Speaking about the programme, Kula Segaran, who is also Ipoh Barat MP said it was a very good initiative, adding that the government lauds employers who give people with disabilities the chance to acquire the skills needed to succeed as normal individuals.