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MTUC claims EIS funds not enough to protect workers in Covid-19 crisis

Yasmin Ramlan

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Modified 25 Mar 2020, 10:32 pm

CORONAVIRUS | The Malaysian Trade Unions Congress is claiming that the Employment Insurance Scheme (EIS) will not have enough funds to cover claims made by eligible workers during the Covid-19 crisis.

MTUC president Abdul Halim Mansor told Malaysiakini it would be unfeasible for all eligible workers to file claims under the fund as its total contributions currently amount to less than RM2 billion.

He said the amount was in contrast to over RM3 billion estimated ro be needed to cover claims by six million workers...

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