Friday, December 26, 2014

MALAYSIA:::MTUC Proposes Paid Leave To Workers In Flood-Hit States

SHAH ALAM -- The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has urged private sector employers in the flood-affected states to consider granting paid leave to their employees until the floodwaters recede.
MTUC deputy secretary-general A. Balasubramaniam said this was one way of easing the difficulties faced by workers due to the floods.
"Private sector employers should be lenient enough to grant paid leave for their employees at a time when the floods are ravaging many states.

"I believe the livelihood of tens of thousands of workers will be affected by the significant scale of the floods across Kelantan, Pahang, Terengganu, Perak and Perlis," he told Bernama.
Balasubramaniam said that though most private sector workers were at the mercy of their employers in the granting of paid leave, it was the social responsibility of the employers to care for their employees and provide necessary assistance, including paid leave during disasters.
"We hope the employers do not take any drastic action against employees who are unable to attend work during this critical period," he said.
The floods showed no signs of letting up, where the number of people evacuated in the four flood-hit states of Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang and Perak stood at 103,649 this morning, with Pahang seeing a sudden rise in the number of evacuees.

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