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Ministry meets with Malindo Air management to discuss fate of sacked workers


The Ministry of Human Resources, through the Department of Labor, took the initiative to discuss today with the management of Malindo Air following the dismissal of the employees of the airline. – Bernama archive photo

KUALA LUMPUR (November 3): The Ministry of Human Resources, through the Department of Labor, took the initiative to discuss today with the management of Malindo Air following the dismissal of the employees of the airline.

Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan said the meeting, which also involved the Industrial Relations Department and the Social Security Organization (Socso), was convened to discuss issues related to compliance. labor laws and measures to help affected employees.

He said in the meantime, Malindo Air workers who have been made redundant could apply for Employment Allowance (EMP) for up to six months under the Employment Insurance System (SIP) to ease their burden. .

“The payment of allowances will be between 80 and 30 percent of their last received salary, under the salary limit of 4,000 RM,” he told the minister during the minister’s question time to Dewan Rakyat today. .

He was responding to P. Kasthuriraani (PH-Batu Kawan) who inquired about the ministry’s help and plans to help Malindo Air staff whose service was immediately cut off following the downsizing exercise of the airline company.

Saravanan said affected workers were also eligible for other benefits such as early re-employment allowance, reduced income allowance, training allowance, training fee and job search allowance. .

Laid-off workers could also register on the MYFutureJobs portal, a job portal that helps them find a job or undergo vocational training in various fields under the Gerak Insan Gemilang (GIG) program to help them generate temporary incomes and to stay afloat while seeking new permanent jobs. , he added.

In addition, Saravanan said, the ministry, through its agency, the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF), has proposed various initiatives under the HRDF Penjana that could help workers involved in the dismissal exercise.

“As part of the Place and Train initiative, Malindo Air employees can be retrained to fill relevant vacancies in the hospitality industry,” he said.

Meanwhile, Saravanan said that Malindo AIr staff who felt the termination of service was unfair and without reasonable cause could file a complaint with the Director General of Industrial Relations within 60 days from the date of their termination in under Article 20 of the Industrial Relations Law of 1967 (Law 177) which would allow them to return to their former employment with Malindo Air.

He said that as of November 2, the industrial relations department had received 31 such cases filed by affected Malindo Air employees.

Of the total, 24 cases have been resolved through negotiations and seven cases are still pending, he said, adding that the department expected more cases to be filed by workers because of the delay in filing. 60 days set by law has not expired. – Bernama








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