Monday, March 18, 2013

MTUC wants foreign maids to have protection under the law

KUALA LUMPUR, March 9 — The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) today called on the government to extend the coverage of the Employment Act 1955 to the 200,000 foreign maids in the country. 
Its president, Mohd Khalid Atan, said the maids were not covered by the act and were subject to abuse by employers. 
In a statement in conjunction with International Women's Day, he said the MTUC had submitted a memorandum to the Human Resources Ministry on the matter.
International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8. 
Mohd Khalid said the maids would be able to get legal protection and assistance if they were covered by the act. — Bernama

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