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29 December 2016
50,000 Pekerja Dijangka Dibuang Tahun Depan – MEF
PETALING JAYA: Persekutuan Majikan Malaysia (MEF) menjangkakan jumlah pekerja yang diberhentikan pada tahun depan akan terus meningkat antara 45,000 hingga 50,000 orang. Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif MEF, Datuk Samsuddin Bardan memberitahu Oriental Daily 31,000 pekerja diberhentikan setakat September lalu dan sehingga 50,000 orang dijangka dibuang tahun depan dengan sektor paling terjejas ialah kewangan dan insurans. Beliau berkata, risiko pemberhentian kerja juga agak tinggi dalam sektor teknologi kewangan (Fintech), teknologi insurans (Insurtech), pembuatan dan pembinaan kerana kadar permintaan merosot.
24 December 2016
Masa untuk tidak memilih dan sedar diri - Utusan Online
Isu punca pengangguran dalam kalangan siswazah timbul semula tetapi dalam bentuk yang lebih menarik. Dianggarkan terdapat kira-kira 400,000 siswazah menganggur pada masa ini. Jumlah tersebut meliputi mereka yang baru enam bulan menamatkan pengajian masing-masing. Walaupun setiap universiti dan institusi pengajian tinggi di negara ini mendakwa kebolehpasaran siswazah masing-masing adalah tinggi, angka tersebut bercerita sebaliknya. Berdasarkan kepada Kajian Pengesanan Graduan 2016 yang dijalankan oleh Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi sehingga 22 November lalu, kadar purata kebolehpasaran graduan Malaysia meningkat 1.1 peratus menjadi 77.2 peratus tahun ini berbanding 76.1 peratus tahun lalu.
07 December 2016
Manulife Global to shut regional in Malaysia -The Edge Markets
KUALA LUMPUR: Manulife Global is set to shut down its technology services department based in Malaysia, with about 300 staff to be laid off in stages, according to people familiar with the matter. Manulife Technology & Services Sdn Bhd (MTS) is part of the insurer’s global shared service company that provides software development and quality assurance services to fellow Manulife companies operating in 22 countries within the group. The company has been operating in Malaysia since February 2005.
01 December 2016
In a soft economy, having an MA is no guarantee of a higher salary… or even a job! - Malay Mail
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 1 — When 26-year-old Dhanni was faced with retrenchment from his oil and gas engineering job, he decided it was time to pursue a master’s degree in supply chain management. For Dhanni, who was among the thousands of engineers culled by oil and gas firms as a result of the global oil price rout which left a trail of devastation across the globe, news that many of his colleagues in the management side were left unscathed by the mass layoffs meant it was worth spending another year in school — not to mention a lot of money — to get a master’s degree in the business side of his field.
24 November 2016
MEF: Over 31k Malaysian workers retrenched this year - The Sun Daily
PETALING JAYA: Some 31,476 Malaysians were retrenched in the first nine months of this year and many more are expected by the end of the year. Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) Executive Director Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan said many will lose their jobs due to the volatile market and the depreciating currency. "More and more employers are forced to retrench their workers.What happened in US, UK and Europe will have a lot of bearing on the job market here," he said during the press conference after the launch of MEF Salary Surveys 2016 here today. He said if the newly elected US president Donald Trump takes a protective stance it will be more difficult for the export market.
11 November 2016
Kepentingan, hak pekerja perlu diutama - Berita Harian Online
HAK pekerja dan punca ketidakseimbangan pendapatan adalah topik hangat diutarakan dan sering menyentuh emosi pada masa ini. Di kebanyakan negara maju, ketidaksamaan pendapatan dan pekerjaan muncul secara tersendiri dalam pelbagai kaedah. Ketidakseimbangan ini menyebabkan perkembangan yang menarik, antaranya dalam kancah arena politik dan di United Kingdom (UK), rakyatnya memilih untuk keluar dari Kesatuan Eropah (EU) melalui referendum, menunjukkan ketidakpuasan hati rakyat kepada pemerintah dan golongan elit di dunia.
06 October 2016
Protect welfare of workers
RETRENCHMENT has become a dominant issue lately. Due to the economic slowdown worldwide, some companies and organisations have no choice but to downsize their businesses. According to the human resources minister, in a parliamentary reply a few months ago, 38,499 workers were retrenched last year compared with 25,917 in 2014, an increase of 12,582.
04 October 2016
80 peratus kontraktor gagal patuhi SOP-Utusan Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR 3 Okt. - Kira-kira 80 peratus kontraktor pembinaan jalan raya di negara ini tidak mematuhi prosedur operasi standard (SOP) yang ditetapkan sekali gus menyebabkan kualiti turapan di kebanyakan kawasan tidak bertahan lama.
04 October 2016
Segera tangani kes sakit mental-Utusan Malaysia
KAJIAN Kesihatan dan Morbiditi Kebangsaan tahun lalu yang dijalankan oleh Kementerian Kesihatan menunjukkan kira-kira 30 peratus atau 4.2 juta rakyat negara ini mengalami masalah kesihatan mental. Ini menunjukkan kenaikan dua kali ganda berbanding 10 tahun lalu (10.6 peratus pada 1996 dan 11.2 peratus pada 2006).
04 October 2016
Bahagiakah anda sebagai pekerja di Malaysia?-Sinar Harian
SATU kaji selidik yang dilakukan oleh Jobstreet menunjukkan bahawa rata-rata pekerja di Malaysia tidak bahagia dengan kerja mereka malah menduduki tempat kedua di dalam carta skala kepuasan pekerjaan lapor World of Buzz.
03 October 2016
Challenging times for employers, employees-New Straits Times
The Malaysian Trades Union Congress is up in arms over the waves of retrenchment, with Penang laying off 2,000 workers in the manufacturing sector. It has caused fear in the manufacturing, and oil and gas sectors.
29 September 2016
MTUC: Over 2,000 retrenched in Penang this year alone - The Malay Mail
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 29 — Over 2,000 workers have been retrenched so far in Penang this year, according to the Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC). English language daily New Straits Times quoted MTUC industrial relations officer V.Vijayan as saying the figure was derived from the 19 cases of unfair terminations referred to MTUC since January. “The trend (of retrenchment) is going up and we expect more in the coming months,” he was quoted telling the daily.
27 September 2016
More retrenchments in the Penang manufacturing sector- Malaysia Kini
Some 200 employees of a Penang-based solar cell maker will be out of jobs soon, as the latest wave of retrenchments hits the manufacturing sector in the northern state.
27 September 2016
Another wave of retrenchments hits Penang manufacturing sector - New Straits Times
GEORGE TOWN: Another wave of retrenchments has apparently hit Penang’s manufacturing sector, with a sudden announcement to over 200 employees that they are out of jobs. Business Times has obtained a memo purportedly sent out this afternoon by TS Solartech Sdn Bhd - a subsidiary of Tek Seng Holdings Bhd - that some of its employees will be out of work as early as tomorrow.
25 September 2016
Tiada kompromi isu Pati-Utusan Malaysia
MUKADIMAH: BANYAK mata yang memerhati dan ramai juga yang bercakap sejauh mana ketegasan yang akan ditonjolkan oleh Ketua Pengarah Jabatan Imigresen Malaysia, DATUK SERI MUSTAFAR ALI.
19 September 2016
Budaya negatif menyebabkan pekerja tertekan-Utusan Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR 18 Sept. – Budaya tempat kerja yang negatif boleh menyebabkan pekerja mengalami teka¬nan berlebihan dan keadaan diri tidak terurus malah memberi kesan kepada kesejahteraan mental dan fizikal mereka.
18 September 2016
Bomba berjaya kawal tumpahan asid di Perak-Utusan Malaysia
IPOH 17 Sept. – Tindakan pantas sepasukan anggota bomba berjaya mengawal tumpahan asid ferric dari sebuah tangki di sebuah kilang memproses bahan peluntur di Kawasan Perindustrian Bukit Merah, Menglembu, di sini hari ini.
18 September 2016
Cuepacs wants to maintain eight-hour working day-New Straits Times
BAYAN LEPAS: Cuepacs wants the working hours for civil servants to be maintained at eight hours daily, as it is still relevant in the country.
16 September 2016
ACCCIM: Allow all sectors to hire foreign workers-The Sun Daily
KUALA LUMPUR: The Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (ACCCIM) wants the government to allow all sectors to employ foreign workers, after 45% of the Chinese business community said they have been adversely affected by hiring restrictions.
15 September 2016
INDUSTRIES WANT TALKS OVER ‘FREEZE ASSETS’ PLAN-The Malay Mail Online
INDUSTRY players are disappointed over the lack of engagement by the Immigration Department which announced it would freeze the assets of those hiring illegal foreign workers.