Better worker’s benefits in the amended Employment Act 1955 –PM Muhyiddin


PUTRAJAYA MAY 1: The government is lengthening the maternity leave to 90 days, a three day paternity leave and reducing the weekly working hours from 48 hours to 45 hours and flexible working arrangements in its Employment Act 1955 amendment.

Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said, those benefits will be included in the Employment Act 1955 which the government is in the process of amending it.

Muhyiddin said, the amended Act will be extended to all employees in the private sectors covering all levels of salaries.

“The government is currently reviewing the Minimum Wages Order 2020. The government is always concerned about the minimum wages issue and will work on it to ensure it remains relevant with the current socio-economic situation.

“I urge all parties who wish to have their voice and suggestions be heard on this matter to take part through the platforms provided,” he said in a televised Labour Day address here today.

Regarding the government’s programme to increase the number of skilled workers, Muhyiddin said, the Skills Development Fund Corporation will introduce the Skills Training Variable Loan Policy Programme for the Malaysian Advanced Skills Diploma. This programme is indirectly reducing the dependence on foreign workers. –Malaysia World News


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