Sunday, October 29, 2017

MTUC tells private firms not to resist 90 days maternity leave / MTUC gesa swasta laksana syor cuti bersalin 90 hari

 The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has told employers not to be defiant against Putrajaya’s proposal for women workers in the private sector to be granted 90 days maternity leave.
MTUC secretary-general J Solomon said companies should not be selective and “think primitively” on the issue of workers’ welfare.
“Workers also contribute to our GDP (gross domestic product),” he said.
“MTUC sees no reason for bosses to resist giving 90 days leave for mothers,” he told FMT
He said certain firms were already giving maternity leave of between six months and a year, with some offering full salary payment, and others giving partial payment and non-payment options.