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Talking about retrenchment

Talking about retrenchment

S K WIGNESWARY was an executive at an established media organisation for more than nine years. One Monday, she went to work as usual. By that evening, she was out of a job. “The department head made an announcement at about 4pm that a list of names would be called out and our services would […]

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Employers can apply to let go foreign workers early

LANGKAWI, 3 Feb 2009: Companies with foreign workers and are facing the economic crunch can now apply to let go these workers even if their service contracts have yet to expire, said Human Resource Minister Datuk Dr S Subramaniam.  “I have discussed this with Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and it is to […]

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Govt allows cut in working days (Updated)

(Updated 5:12pm, 29 Jan 2009) KUALA LUMPUR, 29 Jan 2009: The government will allow companies and factories to shorten their operations to three days a week, provided workers were agreeable to the move, Labour director-general Datuk Ismail Abdul Rahim said today. He said the government’s main concern was to ensure minimal job loss and that […]

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RM10mil to help Penang unemployed

PENANG, 22 Jan 2009: The Penang state government has approved a RM10 million grant for the Career Assistance and Training (CAT) centre to help the state’s unemployed during the economic downturn, Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said today. He said InvestPenang was entrusted with the task of being the implementation agency. Lim told reporters the […]

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Give priority to retaining local workers

KUALA LUMPUR, 27 Nov 2008: Employers must give priority to retain their local workers if their businesses undergo downsizing during an economic slowdown, said Human Resources Minister Datuk Dr S Subramaniam. He said the Employment Act 1955 also bound employers to choose locals over their foreign counterparts. “Retrenchment should only be the last resort. But […]

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Monitoring system on worker retrenchment needed

KUALA LUMPUR, 26 Nov 2008: The MCA has urged the government to create a monitoring system on worker retrenchment to ensure that local workers are not the first to be terminated by the private sector during an economic downturn. Deputy president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek said in the event of retrenchment by the […]

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