Unions fear scheme to protect workers could cause more lay-offs

Sheridan Mahavera

The Malaysian Trades Union Congress has seen a long-running trend of of foreigners replacing Malaysians at factory production lines. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, February 8, 2018.

THE Employment Insurance System (EIS), which was supposed to have given workers more peace of mind, could cause them more heart break this year.

The country’s largest private sector union group fears that more workers could lose their jobs this year compared to 2017 as unscrupulous bosses use the EIS as an excuse to lay off or retrench staff.

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