Friday, June 16, 2017

Employers in Malaysia who fail to register illegal workers might face caning

Employers in Malaysia who fail to register their undocumented foreign workers under the Enforcement Card (E-Card) programme by 30 June risk facing caning punishment, according to a report by Bernama.
Immigration Department director-general Mustafar Ali said that the caning punishment could be meted out to employers who are found to still be having at least five illegal foreign workers in their employment. Additionally, they could be fined RM10,000 per illegal worker after the deadline.
Speaking to the press at a Ramadan function in Malaysia yesterday, Mustafar said:  “Despite ample warnings to register such workers under the E-Kad programme since it was launched on 15 Feb, there are still employers who have yet to do so. We will be coming after them come 1 July.”
“We also advise them not to come at the last minute and cause massive congestion at the registration counters,” he added.
Mustafar said that as of 7 June, at total of 104,507 E-Kad had been issued by the department as compared to the 400,000 to 600,000 illegal foreign workers targeted.
Sharing his opinion as to why employers in Malaysia were “taking it easy”, he said that it was just them believing the deadline would be extended, or simply that they could get away with it.
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ILO chief calls for “greening” of world of work

As countries across the world seek to mitigate climate change through agreements such as the Kyoto Protocol and Paris Accord, some critics believe that such efforts take a toll on local jobs and manufacturing production. But International Labour Organisation (ILO) Director General Guy Ryder believes that economic growth and climate protection are not mutually exclusive.

“[T]he world does not have to choose between job creation and preserving the environment. Environmental sustainability is a must, including from a labour market perspective,” said the official in a speech last week.

“True, on the way to a more sustainable economy many types of jobs that exist today – especially in highly polluting or energy intensive activities – will disappear. Others will be replaced or adapted. But new jobs will be created as well,” he added.

For example, Ryder’s recently released “Working in a changing climate” report said that a shift from privately owned car-centred systems to metropolitan public transit and intercity rail, may result in job cuts in vehicle manufacturing and servicing, as well as fuel distribution. But it also said the operation and maintenance of public transit systems will require a “substantial” workforce.

Citing figures from the UN, the report added that a shift to more sustainable practices in agriculture has the potential to create over 200 million more full-time jobs in 2050, with growth coming from more labour-intensive green farming practices, research and development, and training of rural populations in the use of green technologies.

“Greener economies can be engines of growth, both in advanced and developing economies. They can generate decent green jobs that contribute significantly to climate mitigation and adaptation, but also to poverty eradication and social inclusion,” said Ryder in his speech.

Ryder added that the challenge is not just about creating more jobs, but also about the quality of those jobs. “Sustainable development must be pursued in full regard to its social and economic dimensions, not only its environmental consequences.”


Monday, June 5, 2017

MALAYSIA:::Working for a reasonable wage

 On 25 May 2017, a tragedy occurred involving a Malaysian citizen on a bridge that separates two nations with a composition of foreign workers of different faces. A man felt discomfort and died on a lane.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017



 [Malaysia Barat 1hb Ogos 1959 (P.U. 323/59)
 Sabah 25hb Mac 1965 (P.U. 115/65) Sarawak 19hb ogos 1965 (P.U. 311/65)] 

1.Nama. Peraturan-peraturan ini bolehlah dinamakan Peraturan-peraturan Kesatuan Sekerja 1959. 

2. Akta. Dalam Peraturan-peraturan ini ungkapan “Akta” ertinya Akta Kesatuan Sekerja 1959. 


Saturday, May 27, 2017

Should a country limit unskilled immigrant workers to safeguard national productivity growth'

There are about 245 million migrants worldwide - around 3% of the world population. Roughly one-fifth are tertiary educated. Middle-income countries have a smaller proportion of immigrants than high-income countries (about 1% versus 12%). But for a number of middle-income countries with more immigrants than others, there is uneasiness about relying on unskilled foreigners as they strive to leap from low-wage labor and imitation to high-skilled labor and innovation. There are palpable concerns in Malaysia, for example, with some 2.1 million registered immigrants - about 7% of its population - and likely over 1 million undocumented immigrants. Things reached a crescendo early last year when all new hiring of unskilled foreign workers was suspended as the Malaysian government re-evaluated the management and need for foreign workers. The freeze was subsequently lifted for select sectors amid complaints of labor shortages.

Govt unveils employers’ guide to dealing with foreign worker

Malaysia has launched its first Guidelines and Tips for Employers of Foreign Domestic Helpers which contain useful information on laws and best practices related to recruitment and employment of foreign domestic workers.
Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot when launching the guidebook at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre here today, said it was an important document jointly initiated and produced by the ministry and International Labour Organisation (ILO) to assist employers of foreign domestic workers in addressing and handling many situations and issues they might face upon engaging foreign domestic workers.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Main challenges of industry 4.0 today

The impact of technology’s influence, new devices and new forms of communication, has not only affected the private scenery; it is also revolutionising industry with each passing day. No one can escape the industry 4.0concept – a term that references the application of digital technologies in the industrial production chain. And that is because nowadays, industrial processes demand a high connectivity between all of their processes. But are we prepared to keep up with this technological evolution? Where would we set the boundaries for SMEs? You will find this article interesting. 

The road towards the fourth industrial revolution

Industry 4.0 appears as a new breakthrough of industrial development, making an extensive use of the Internet and other technologies. Each day we are witnesses to a constant evolution, which we could sum up in a single concept: “The fourth industrial revolution”.
In short, it involves the generalisation of certain technological resources in the industry which enable the interaction between two worlds: the physical and the digital ones. Specifically, it can be defined as the link between the physical and the virtual worlds in order to turn industry into a smart industry.

But what are the challenges of industry 4.0?

The challenges faced by industry 4.0 should not only focus on the application of new technologies through the improvement of mechanic and robotic processes; it should also optimise other areas: logistics, customer service, management, etc., through the use of analysis systems and software development.

What is the end goal?

  • Implementing multi-sensor systems that enable the collection of data, learning systems and automatic decision making.
  • Following Six Sigma processes, which eliminate variability with the goal of ensuring the reduction of product errors, defects and delivery failures.
  • Ensuring the traceability of components along the entire value chain – an important aspect to gather all the necessary information for each unit produced.
In search of a better efficiency, accomplishing optimised, profitable processes will rely on the adoption and implementation of technological tools that facilitate maintenance management, being able to optimise and automate processes and improve the adequacy of a product.

1. The challenge of advanced manufacturing

Today we see a deep interest for innovation within productive processes. This “advanced manufacturing” seeks to have a firm grasp on factors such as measurement, operation planning and integration of other new systems and platforms into the productive system.
In relation to this concept, we could mention the following challenges for SMEs:
  • Knowing how to manage the technological investment and adapt to new support tools. Innovation is a differentiating aspect for SMEs, and in this regard, investment in automation and the knowledge of new digitalised applications is key. Technological specialisation will become a differentiating aspect in any industry.
  • A comprehensive understanding of the customer. Customers are increasingly demanding and have more information on their hands to make decisions. Knowing their needs through new marketing strategies and data analysis is another big challenge for any SME. Nowadays, no one can manufacture while turning their backs to their potential customers.
  • Data mining: Data analysis for decision making. In relation to the previous item, the arrival of the digital revolution on industry elicits another major goal: being capable to obtain more and better data to support strategic decision making. Strategic coherence is only possible through the analysis of results and environments.

2. The challenge of sensor technology

Absolutely essential. In fact, industry 4.0 may be impossible without smart sensors.
Their operation focuses on providing machines with the ability to see, detect and communicate smartly. This aspect is characterised by the supervision of production systems, and allows for the detection of failures or errors, turning processes more efficient and profitable.
In this regard, implementing this technology and training for it involves one of the most difficult challenges for a smart factory.

3. The challenge of process digitalisation and automation

Thanks to IoT, processes will be able to be controlled from any type of mobile application, implying a competitive advantage in relation to manufacturers who apply more conventional methods. The concept of mobility is fundamental for improving times, reducing costs and fostering client-manufacturer communication at all times.
Overall, the concept of factory 4.0 is gaining importance across many sectors, including that of gear motor and speed reducer manufacturersCLR has made great investments in this area, computerising its productive processes and implementing new software and disruptive technologies such as 3D printing of injection moulds.
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