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Minister can protect domestic workers with one signature - group

Human Resources Minister M Saravanan has the power to accord full protection to domestic workers under Malaysian labour laws only with a single signature, a labour rights activist said.

Labour Rights Reform Coalition co-chairperson Irene Xavier said Saravanan can remove exemptions now in place under the First Schedule of the Employment Act 1955 that do not recognise domestic work as formal work to be granted full protection.

“To amend the first schedule...

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