Call to retain jobs ‘unrealistic’

Ragananthini Vethasalam

Workers waiting with their trolleys before unloading vegetables from lorries at a wholesale market in Kuala Lumpur, as sectors of the economy are being reopened following restrictions to halt the spread of the coronavirus. – AFP pic, June 23, 2020.

THROUGHOUT the movement-control order to curb Covid-19, the Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) repeatedly urged Putrajaya to put in place emergency employment regulations, which will prohibit employers from laying off employees. 

These include short-term measures designed to safeguard jobs and keep employees and employers afloat while the government devises a long-term exit plan from the MCO towards normal operations.

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  • Perhaps MTUC can employ all the retrenched workers. Absolute nonsense. What can the bosses if the business fails and workers have to be laid off? So the bosses go to jail for failing in business. People in MTUC are probably drawing fat pay themselves and should get real

    Posted 1 month ago by Mike Mok

    • MTUC President talks nonsense just like politicians, just to keep their post. Either brainless in how business is run or bulldoze to look good. Kill the goose and all with die! Employers, employees and economy!!!

      Posted 1 month ago by Witzi Leong