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HR Ministry coming up with a new labour policy

KUALA LUMPUR, 18 Nov 2008: The Human Resources Ministry is realigning and adapting all its policies to meet the present changing labour market scenario in the country.

In a statement to Bernama today, the ministry said its new labour policy would be guided by the Decent Work Agenda doctrine which includes:

  • Creating employment opportunities for citizens and protect workers’ rights in employment
  • Maintaining harmonious industrial relations
  • Resolving industrial disputes fairly and equitably
  • Implementing dynamic occupational safety and health programmes
  • Developing nationwide competitive manpower
  • Provide comprehensive social safety network

As part of the policy, it would also strengthen its labour inspection system with dual objectives of protecting the social and economic interest of both workers and employers in the private sector and to assist in promoting a conducive industrial relations climate in the country which was essential for national and industrial development.

To introduce this decent work agenda to all the stakeholders, the ministry will hold a two-day conference on this new policy from 20 Nov.

About 400 participants from the government, employers and unions are scheduled to attend it. — Bernama


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