Wednesday, March 15, 2017

What is precarious work? | IndustriALL

What is precarious work? | IndustriALL: Casual, temporary, indirect, zero-hours contracts, are all terms that describe precarious work. This type of work is increasingly being used to replace direct, permanent jobs, allowing employers to reduce or even abandon their responsibility to workers.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Malaysia moving to cut dependence on foreign workers

Local manufacturers are turning to technology to reduce dependence on cheap foreign workers.
With the government applying pressure on them to improve the treatment of foreign workers in the face of international criticism, the cost of employing foreign workers is going up.
So, manufacturers are taking various measures to cope, from greater use of automation to moving operations abroad, according to a report in the Nikkei Asian Review (NAR).
The report said Top Glove, the world’s leading maker of rubber gloves, for instance, was taking measures to reduce its 7,000 foreign workers – about 70% of its payroll.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Employers arrested after Indonesian maid dies following alleged abuse

GEORGE TOWN: A 38-year-old Indonesian maid was found dead at her employers' house in Jelutong.
Police are investigating the employers for allegations of abuse.
The victim, known as Jubaedah, died at 11am on Saturday, with her employers claiming she had fallen at home.
However, a postmortem revealed that she had sustained several injuries, such as fractures of her ribs, and bruises.
The employers, a married couple in their 40s, have been arrested by police to assist in investigations.
The case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.