Wednesday, April 16, 2014
PETALING JAYA - Mesyuarat Jawatankuasa Penasihat Kedua Kaukus Antara Parlimen Mengenai Penghijrahan Buruh dan misi mencari fakta ke Malaysia mencadangkan agar negara pengeksport pekerja dan kerajaan Malaysia menandatangani memorandum persefahaman (MoU) bagi memelihara dan memberi perlindungan lebih baik terhadap hak pekerja asing di Malaysia.
There has been and will continue to be a lot of talk about minimum wage recently due to the enforcement of the new ruling in January 2014. The minimum monthly income was set at RM900 for peninsular Malaysia and RM800 for east Malaysia.
The announcement has been met with mixed reviews thus far, with several Malaysians arguing that the amount is insufficient, considering the recent surge in the cost of living. Conversely, some Malaysians feel that the law decreases the competitiveness of the nation’s industries while doing more to benefit foreign laborers rather than locals. Some business heads also lamented that it would in turn force them to raise prices even more.
Global trade union IndustriAll accuses Anglo-Australian firm of 'very wide breaches of fundamental rights' in failure over safety