MYAirline staff benefits approvals under Socso to continue

PUTRAJAYA: Slightly more than half of the 533 applications received from employees of MYAirline Sdn Bhd (MYAirline) to obtain the benefits of the Employment Insurance System (SIP) under the Social Security Organisation (Socso) have been approved.

Of the applications as of Saturday from the 533 employees of the cash-strapped low-cost airline, Socso has approved 277 thus far, said Human Resources Minister V. Sivakumar.

His ministry, he said, would ensure that MYAirline employees were not oppressed despite the status of their service contract.

“Socso has also done what should be done thus far and is in the process of finding out whether the affected workers have received termination letters and so on,” he told reporters after attending the Socso Run&Ride 2023 here yesterday, Bernama reported.

SIP aims to provide financial assistance to workers who have lost their jobs until they find new employment.

On Oct 12, MYAirline suspended its operations until further notice, due to, among other things, financial pressures that caused operations to be halted pending shareholder restructuring and company recapitalisation.

On Nov 2, Sosco group chief executive officer Datuk Seri Dr Mohammed Azman Aziz Mohammed said the agency had carried out five intervention programmes to help alleviate the problems faced by MYAirline employees.

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