Tag: foreign workers
Malaysian Construction Industry Development Authority chief gives an estimate based on RM1,000 a month being sent by the 420,000 registered foreign construction workers.
This includes the findings into the deadly fire at a hospital in Johor and management of foreign workers, which it says have been classified under the OSA.
Officials said to have agreed on safer, easier and less costly process for Nepali workers to apply for work in Malaysia.
MTUC says the whole foreign worker intake system is messed up and only a RCI will be able to identify the abuses and recommend remedial measures.
Recommendations made to Council of Eminent Persons over a year ago have not been implemented, says industry source.
Locals are unwilling to work in the business despite good pay, says an entrepreneur.
Master Builders Association Malaysia says big projects, such as the second phases of the Pan Borneo Sabah and East Coast Rail Link, were eagerly awaited by contractors.
Jewellery shop owners also claim local workers often leave to start their own business after learning the trade secrets.
Putrajaya says locals should be prioritised in four services sub-sector.
Human Resources Minister M Kula Segaran says the government is discussing the matter with the relevant stakeholders.
Klang MP Charles Santiago says undocumented migrant workers who are already in the country should be legalised and allowed to work.
The National Union of Petroleum and Chemical Industry Workers says 10 of the workers have agreed to continue working with the firm but seven want compensation.
Their union says Johnson & Johnson only gave 24 hours' notice to the workers.
False information recorded in Immigration system to obtain temporary work visas, says Auditor-General
As Mahathir has said there is no need to bring in workers from Africa, the human resources minister says he will inform plantation owners that the whole suggestion would be dropped.
Instead of 'name-and-shame', it quietly gets famous western apparel companies that use services of Malaysian factories to improve the lives of migrant workers.
But Ilmia director Wan Zulkifli Wan Setapa says this can be considered low due to low productivity among workers.
The workers from Bangladesh, Myanmar, India and Indonesia were detained at a site where two blocks of serviced apartments are being built.
The human resources ministry denies claims that the Cabinet is opposed to making the report available to the public.
A special committee set up to streamline policies on foreign workers is said to have suggested placing workers under the human resources ministry.
AICHR representative Eric Paulsen laments the 'xenophobic' attitude towards migrant workers, especially during festive seasons where they are portrayed as 'taking over' the city.
MEOA says the hefty fees could discourage growers from regularising their foreign workers, defeating the purpose of the programme.
Jewellery shops and F&B outlets affected by lack of workers, says community leader.
If the new government is going to pride itself on integrity and good governance, then we should see some changes soon.