PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has accused the federal government of failing to seek the advice of related stakeholders earlier than deciding to implement the make money working from home order slated to have an effect on about 800,000 employees within the personal sector.
MTUC’s Selangor and Kuala Lumpur chapter secretary, Mohd Faisal Hussin, stated the announcement lacked readability and induced confusion amongst employees and administration, including that the Nationwide Safety Council (MKN) had modified its directives always.
He stated make money working from home preparations ought to have been left to enterprise house owners and operators as they’d know their very own state of affairs higher than Putrajaya.
“If the supposed intention is to cut back the variety of folks at workplaces, depart it to companies to resolve which of their employees must work within the workplace or make money working from home, whether or not they’re managers or not.
“This coverage has many obvious weaknesses and it’s apparent that the federal government had did not seek the advice of the stakeholders such because the employers’ teams and employees’ representatives earlier than developing with the regulation.
“It’s time the MKN and the ministers concerned get their act collectively. They need to stick to 1 set of SOPs and challenge them with out going forwards and backwards,” he stated in a press release at this time.
Faisal additionally questioned the backtrack on swab assessments, after Senior Minister for Safety Ismail Sabri Yaakob stated solely those that labored in development or as safety guards wanted to be swabbed, whereas others solely wanted to take action in the event that they displayed signs.
He stated it might be more practical for employees with out signs in purple zones to bear periodic assessments at clinics mandated by Socso and paid by their employers, including that these with signs shouldn’t be leaving their houses anyway.
He additionally requested how lengthy would an worker’s unfavorable end result be legitimate for, since employees might nonetheless get contaminated regardless of testing unfavorable initially.
“All these questions should be answered by Ismail and Senior Minister for Economic system Mohamed Azmin Ali. The MKN should come out with an FAQ on all related issues earlier than imposing all kinds of restrictions, a few of which is probably not sensible,” he stated.