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The re-imposition of the foreign-worker levy on foreign workers is symptomatic of the pressures under which Malaysian employers are working under as they scramble to readjust to higher costs from the minimum wage policy which was implemented in the beginning of the year.
BUKIT MINYAK: The state government has so far approved six projects for the development of purpose-built workers’ accommodation in Penang.
KUALA LUMPUR: The claims by some quarters that 50,000 workers would be retrenched this year primarily due to the rising cost of doing business is incorrect, said the International Trade and Industry Ministry (Miti).
ISKANDAR PUTERI: Johor’s mission to venture into biotechnology sector is not going smoothly due to the lack of skilled and knowledgeable workers.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Government should consider extending the work permits of skilled foreign workers for more than 10 years, said Master Builders Association Malaysia (MBAM).
SINGAPORE: Workers in wealthy Singapore are the unhappiest in Asia and nearly two-thirds would like to quit their jobs in the next year, a regional survey by recruiting firm Randstad Group showed on Wednesday.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Master Builders Association Malaysia (MBAM) is hoping for the Government to legalise those foreign workers already employed by the construction industry, but repatriate others running their own illegal businesses.
HANOVER, Germany: Volkswagen is nearing a deal with the IG Metall labor union to raise wages for workers at its German factories, just as Europe's biggest automaker grapples with slowing sales and falling profit.