The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has called on the government to put civil servants first.
This followed reports that a company in Nilai had sacked 30 locals and replaced them with foreign workers. MTUC Secretary General Kamarul Baharin Mansor said that the company has supported the government’s efforts to solve the labor shortage in different areas by employing foreign workers and terminating the employment of local workers.
“The government will control the immigration of foreign workers and ensure that local workers are not affected by the greed of employers who want to hire foreigners,” he said in a statement. Kamarul said the government should take time to make the country less dependent on foreign services and prepare a white paper on the issue.
He added that civil servants should be encouraged to work and called for their salaries to be increased. “There have been many concerns about forced labor involving foreign workers and this has hindered the sale of Malaysian products in the international market,” he said, adding that this would be resolved by hiring local workers. job.