MTUC slams plan to make Socso pay for workers’ Covid-19 tests

Covid-19 screening is recommended for those working in industries operating during the MCO. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Hasnoor Hussain, April 17, 2020.

FIRMS allowed to operate during the movement-control order should pay for their workers’ Covid-19 tests and not Socso, said the Malaysian Trades Union Congress.

It hit out at Minister of International Trade and Industry Azmin Ali, who said yesterday Socso would pay the cost of Covid-19 screenings for workers, as the fund is meant to protect injured or sick workers and their families. 

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  • Socso has loaned hundreds of million to 1M.. , what has MTUC commented? Another hypocrite, at least this is for the benefit of workers. Set your mind correctly, MTUC leaders or we change u.

    Posted 2 months ago by James Wong

  • There is a chinese saying "keep your mouth shut and we won't think you are dumb."

    Posted 2 months ago by Adrian Tan

  • MTUC again talking by looking at one side of the coin. Employers are getting assistance from the Govt. SOSCO's bad financial situation is because of mismanagement and MTUC did not speak otu then. Now is the time to give and take. Helping employers survive in this crisis is helping workers keep a job. Does MTUC know how many employers are now in deep financial problems and need all the help they can get? The big ones such as glove manufacturers, the supermarkets and hyper markets are having a great time now are an exception rather than a rule. Most businesses are suffering and MTUC don't seem to see the imminent danger of economic collapse if SMEs are allowed to close shop. The govt, for all its inadequacies have seen it. But the MTUC is still in the dark.

    Posted 2 months ago by Mike Mok