International Journal Of Academic Research In

4751 WordsDec 2, 201420 Pages
International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences October 2012, Vol. 2, No. 10 ISSN: 2222-6990 The Impact of Employment of Foreign Workers: Local Employability and Trade Union Roles in Malaysia Ramesh Kumar Moona Haji Mohamed (PhD Candidate), School of Distance Education, 11800,Universiti Sains Malaysia Email: rameshk@utar.edu.my Charles Ramendran SPR Faculty of Business & Finance, UTAR Email: charlesr@utar.edu.my Peter Yacob Faculty of Business & Finance, UTAR Email: petery@utar.edu.my Abstract The issue of foreign workers has received increase media and national attention. However, to date there has been limited research on the nature and consequences of employment of foreign workers in Malaysia. Introduction…show more content…
One of the objectives of MTUC is to protect Malaysian unemployment in which standardization and coordination of foreign workers recruitment and the supply of local employability in Malaysia are vital. However, this approach was given after found the problem difficulty to recruit local workers as they are not attracted to low salary scale and working conditions introduced by the employers on certain sectors. The objective of this paper is identifying the impact of current recruitment practices of foreign workers on local workers employability and trade Union rights in Malaysia. However, to date there has been limited research on the nature and consequences of employment of foreign workers in Malaysia and not been documented. This research would fill the gap on literature review in field of industrial relations. Literature Review Foreign Workers A foreign worker is a person who employed in a country on a temporary basis to which the person is not a citizen. Foreign workers are recruited by the company, recruitment agency or hired whilst they were job seeking in the country to supplement the workforce of the country for a limited term or to provide skills on a contractual basis that the country seeks. Those 531 International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences October 2012, Vol. 2, No. 10 ISSN: 2222-6990 workers are including skill and unskilled, legal and illegal workers. The United Nations Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All
Open Document