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Weeding out impersonators Worried about not passing their health checks, some foreign workers get others to go for the tests.

DESPERATE for jobs in Malaysia, some foreign workers resort to deception to ensure they pass their medical tests.


Pensioners happy with special payment of RM750

PETALING JAYA: Retired teacher Zainab Mohamad was delighted to hear that government pensioners will get a special payment of RM750 under Budget 2018.


MTUC hails ‘timely’ passing of EIS Bill

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has lauded the passing of the Employment Insurance System (EIS) Bill, especially with the soft job market and tough global economic climate.


MTUC proposes alternative to EIS

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has proposed that employers make a fixed contribution to workers in a separate security fund following their opposition to the Employment Insurance System (EIS),


Ex-worker's plight highlights scheme's need

KUALA LUMPUR: Imagine suddenly being retrenched from your job with barely any notice given.


EIS to benefit bosses, workers

KUALA LUMPUR: It is disappointing that employers are still opposing the Employment Insurance System (EIS) despite the lowering of the monthly contribution rate to a mere 0.2% of the worker’s salary.


MTUC urges government not to delay EIS

KUALA LUMPUR: To date, there is no comprehensive financial assistance or social safety net for Malaysians who lose their jobs in the private sector, said the Malaysian Trade Union Congress (MTUC).


Aimless after being retrenched

KUALA LUMPUR: In 2016, almost 40,000 Malaysian employees were retrenched from their jobs, according to data reported to the Labour Department.


MTUC: Unjustifiable to invest EPF funds to strengthen US economy

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has objected to the plan to invest RM17bil from the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) in the United States.


EIS concept – the struggle of the MTUC since 1997

PETALING JAYA: The Employment Insurance System (EIS) looks set to be on track for implementation now that stakeholders are “agree­able” to the lowering of the percentage of contribution.