Tag: foreign workers
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.
The human resources ministry says many applications to bring in workers were rejected for non-compliance with the law.
Calling on Malaysians to work to help the country progress, the prime minister says the government is working on certain measures, including amendments to labour laws, to improve the lives of workers.
A study will be conducted on immediate medical screening of workers once they land at KLIA, says minister M Kula Segaran.
The quantum will be approved by the Cabinet, says Home Minister Muhyiddin Yassin.
Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran will meet with the relevant ministers at the end of the month.
They are free to work anywhere, but they should be well-informed and receive a reasonable salary and protection, says Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran.
The NGO notes that no progress had been made in past attempts at reform because previous governments had caved in to pressure when implementing politically sensitive reforms.
Treat foreign workers as well as you treat Malaysians, Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran tells employers.
A former immigration official says there have been delays in the renewal of work permits ever since the new government took over Putrajaya.
Workers and employers alike are frustrated by the long wait and lack of transparency, says Tenaganita.
Chow Kon Yeow says this could help alleviate social ills stemming from overcrowding of foreign workers at regular neighbourhoods.
MEF and FMM recommend that the government instead eliminate third-party agents to promote greater transparency in the recruitment process.
Business owners say locals are unwilling to work blue-collar jobs, although an Orang Asli representative says employers prefer to hire foreigners as they are willing to work for less.
Its deputy chief executive (corporate) Azlaily Abdul Rahman says the country must also sign an MoU with the source country.
The trades union says allowing foreign workers to contribute to the EPF would be a fairer deal.