Employment Act to be amended to make it uniform for whole country

Human Resources Minister M Kula Segaran chairing the National Labour Advisory Council meeting today. (Facebook pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: Human Resources Minister M Kula Segaran says his ministry is discussing with stakeholders amendments to the Employment Act 1955 to make it uniform for the peninsula as well as Sabah and Sarawak.

He also said the final draft relating to amendments to other legislation, including the Minimum Standards of Housing and Amenities Act 1990 and Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994, have already been deliberated by the stakeholders.

They are currently being reviewed by the Attorney-General’s Chambers.

“The ministry anticipates these laws to be tabled in Parliament next month,” he said after chairing the National Labour Advisory Council (NLAC) meeting today.

Kula said national employment policies had not been changed over the last 25 years.

“All of them are so outdated and we want to make them current and living.

“We have listened to the suggestions from Sabah’s representatives. There are certain matters that do not protect the interests of workers there.

“They are asking us to make it equal for them and regularise the provisions applicable in the acts in the peninsula for Sabah and Sarawak as well.”