Labour Dept to set up special unit handling migrant workers’ grievances, says Sim

KUALA LUMPUR: A special unit will be set up under the Labour Department to handle complaints and grouses from migrant workers, says Steven Sim. “Their (migrant workers) situation is unique as they may not dare come forward to complain. “A local worker who lodges a complaint against an employer with the department can still go […]

Study reveals 96% Bangladeshi workers going to M’sia face high recruitment debt, exploitation

A RECENT study conducted by four labour ethics and workers’ rights organisations — Verité, Sheva Consultants, BOMSA and WARBE-DF — has shed light on the challenges faced by migrant workers in Malaysia. The study titled “Fostering Fee Accountability and Cost Tracking (FFACT)” presented findings that highlight the significant financial burden and exploitation experienced by migrant […]