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Restricting foreign workers to only three sectors will devastate other industries, says Employers Federation
PETALING JAYA: Restricting foreign workers to only the construction, agriculture and plantation sectors would further devastate other industries trying to recover from the movement control order (MCO), says the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF).
PETALING JAYA: Lauding the moratorium extension and targeted bank assistance as timely, businesses say more measures should be introduced to help businesses to stimulate the economy.
PETALING JAYA: Body aches, sleep problems and weight gain are some health challenges workers face as more firms shift to a work-from-home arrangement due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
PETALING JAYA: Policies are needed to encourage companies to hire more locals and curb rising unemployment rates in the current recovery period and even when the Covid-19 pandemic is over, say employer groups and workers’ unions.
PETALING JAYA: Employers are hoping that the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic is over but cautioned that workers may still face the prospect of being unemployed, especially if the country faces a second outbreak.
PETALING JAYA: The current freeze on new foreign workers until December received mixed response from industry players.
PETALING JAYA: Reducing EPF and Sosco contributions as well as cutting the mandatory minimum wage are among proposals submitted by business chambers for the government when it drafts the Temporary Measures Bill to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
PETALING JAYA: The initiatives announced in the Short-Term Economic Recovery Plan is a welcome relief for employees whose jobs were badly affected during the movement control order (MCO) period, say employers.
PETALING JAYA: Employer groups say there is an adequate number of foreign workers in the country for now, and they want more effort made to get locals hired in less favourable jobs to reduce dependency on foreign workers.