Tuesday, February 16, 2016

MALAYSIA:::Cap the number of foreign workers, says MTUC

The government should not allow too many foreign workers into industries considered  dirty, dangerous and difficult (3D) as this may eventually deprive locals of such jobs, Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) secretary-general N. Gopal Kishnam said yesterday.
He said this was why the government should tighten rules on migrant workers.
“The presence of migrant workers has made it more difficult for locals to obtain jobs in 3D industries even if they wanted to,” he added.

MALAYSIA:::MTUC Penang slams Azalina over remark on foreign labour

 The Penang branch of the Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has criticised the argument put forward by Umno Minister Azalina Othman that foreign workers can work longer hours than Malaysians, as the very concept was “going against labour rights.”
Its secretary K Veeriah said Azalina seemed to suggest that foreign workers could be exploited to work for long hours without stress.

MALAYSIA:::MTUC: Give priority and more pay to Malaysians

 Malaysians should receive priority for employment in all sectors instead of more and more foreigners being brought to work here, a labour activist said today.
The Penang secretary of the Malaysian Trades Union Congress, R Veeriah, said the government and employers should stop being dependent on foreign workers.