Form tripartite taskforce to monitor worker safety, MTUC tells Penang

Susan Loone

Modified 25 Oct 2017, 7:08 am

While welcoming the State Commission of Inquiry into the Tanjung Bungah landslide, Penang Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) urged that "non-partisan, competent and aptly qualified" people be appointed as members of the commission.

MTUC Penang division secretary K Veeriah said the state government ought to also consider a "tripartite task force" to monitor safety standards not only at construction sites but also in manufacturing and other employment-related places of operation.

"Though it may be argued that such jurisdiction would be with the Department of Occupational Health and Safety, it is our view that employers have both a moral and corporate responsibility to ensure the safety, welfare and well-being of their workers," Veeriah told Malaysiakini...

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