Govt task force to prevent massive layoffs

Govt task force to prevent massive layoffs

Manpower and Transmigration Minister Muhaimin Iskandar has formed a task force to prevent massive layoffs by companies to cope with rising minimum wages.

"The task force will find a solution by [offering] some facilities, including the postponement of the minimum wage hikes," he said as quoted by on Wednesday.

The task force would also coordinate with labour agencies throughout the country to collect data related to work terminations and provide counseling to workers who were laid off, Muhaimin said.

Besides establishing the task force, Muhaimin also plans to provide tax and other fiscal incentives for small- and medium-scale companies to help resolve disputes between workers and their employers over the provincial minimum wage.

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