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 08WEBINAR ON EMPLOYMENT (AMENDMENT) ACT 20228 February 2023 (9.00 AM – 5.00 PM)
 09[Face to Face] MANAGING POOR PERFORMANCE USING EFFECTIVE COACHING TOOLS-(C.L.E.A.R Model) 9-10 Feb 2023 (9.00 AM – 5.00 PM)
 13(MC) Memahami Akta Kerja 13 Februari 2023 (9.00 AM – 5.00 PM)
 14[Johor] Managing Workplace Misconduct - Effective Disciplinary Process & Domestic Inquiry Procedures 14-15 FEBRUARY 2023 (9.00 AM – 5.00 PM)
 15[Face to Face] WINNING DIFFICULT CUSTOMER15 February 2023 (9.00 AM – 5.00 PM)
 16[Face to Face] Mind Your Business English 16-17 Feb 2023 (9am - 5pm)
 20[Sabah-Sarawak] WORKSHOP ON KEY CHANGES TO THE EMPLOYMENT ACT 1955 : REFLECTION TOWARDS LABOUR ORDINANCE SABAH & SARAWAK20 - 21 FEB 2023 (KK, Sabah) or 23 - 24 FEB 2023 (Kuching, Sarawak)
 20[IT] Manipulating Data Effectively with Microsoft Excel (Level 1 & 2) 20-21 February 2023 (9.00 AM – 5.00 PM)
 21[UNITAR] Professional Programme in Data Science21 February 2023 (Every Tuesday (9am-4pm)
 22[Face to Face] WORKSHOP ON “What Must Employers Do to Win Dismissal Cases at The Industrial Court" KL (22 Feb), Ipoh (24 Feb), Penang (28 Feb), Johor (22 March)
 22[Face to Face] SIKAP KERJA POSITIF22 Febuari 2023 (9.00 AM – 5.00 PM)
 23[Face to Face] (MC) HR FOR BEGINNERS (English) 23-24 Feb 2023 (9am - 5pm)
 

Highlights
 Participation In Trade Union Activity, A Shield Against Unlawful Dismissal?  The COA's decision reaffirms the position that when engaging in a trade union activity, the employee must ensure that he/she is not derelict in his/her fundamental duty as an employee of his/her employer.Saturday, 1 October 2022
 
 Foreign workers needed to fill 'unwanted jobs': MEF  Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) president Datuk Dr Syed Hussain Syed Husman said the country relies on foreign labour, particularly for difficult and dangerous jobs in agriculture, construction, manufacturing, services, maids and informal sectors.Friday, 27 January 2023
 
 Not fair to say bosses will exploit foreign workers with six-month grace period  The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) has called out a statement that the six-month grace period granted by the government for employers to comply with labour laws will lead to abuses of foreign workers.Saturday, 21 January 2023
 
 放宽聘外劳 却被诬指恶劣对待 雇联会:对雇主不 公平  大马雇主联合会(MEF)主席拿督赛胡先指出,各界不应该 认为政府给予那些在“放宽聘雇外劳计划”下,引进外劳的雇主6个月宽限期以 满足聘请外劳的决定,将导致雇主们恶劣对待外劳。Saturday, 21 January 2023
 
 获半年宽限守劳工法 雇联:不等于雇主会虐外劳  马来西亚雇主联合会(MEF)主席拿督赛胡申博士表示,任何一方 都不能仅因为政府决定给予雇主一些时间来遵守劳工法,就表示雇主会虐待外劳。 Saturday, 21 January 2023
 
 20 per cent salary adjustment is high, MEF president says  Its president Datuk Dr Syed Hussain Syed Husman said several employers in Malaysia could not afford the rise in costs, especially when this year marked challenging times globally.Friday, 20 January 2023
 
 MEF: 6-month grace period for employers to comply with labour laws won't lead to abuse of foreign workers  The six-month grace period for employers to comply with labour laws will not lead to abuse of foreign workers, said Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF).Friday, 20 January 2023
 
 Total costs incurred by employers three times higher when medical leave is abused  MEF president Datuk Dr Syed Hussain Syed Husman said it is more unfortunate if the employee is actually not ill and merely abusing the healthcare privilege provided by the employer.Friday, 20 January 2023
 
 TVET could help reduce unemployment, says MEF  Employers preferring to hire newly graduated youth may cause the unemployment rate to snowball, says Malaysian Federation of Employers (MEF) president Datuk Dr Syed Hussain Syed Husman.Thursday, 19 January 2023
 
 雇联:不影响本地人就业 额外引进外劳多贡献 1%GDP  马来西亚雇主联合会(MEF)主席拿督赛胡申博士全力支持政府引进外 劳决定,以填补国人不感兴趣的工作空缺,包括种植园、农业和建筑业。Tuesday, 17 January 2023
 
 其实雇主更爱请本地员工” 雇联会:因成本比外 劳便宜  大马雇主联合会(MEF)主席拿督赛胡先指出,该会欢迎政 府改善引进外劳的程序;然而,雇主更喜欢雇用本地人,因为成本比聘请外劳 便宜。Monday, 16 January 2023
 
 'Thank you', bosses tell Putrajaya over looking into manpower shortage seriously  Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) president Datuk Syed Hussain Syed Husman has expressed gratitude to both the Home Affairs Minister Saifuddin Nasution and Human Resources Minister V Sivakumar for improving the process of getting foreign labour.Monday, 16 January 2023
 
 MEF thanks ministers for swift action on labour shortage woes  MEF president Datuk Dr Syed Hussain Syed Husman said MEF thanks Home Affairs Minister Senator Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail and Sivakumar for treating the labour issues seriously and improving the process of getting foreign workers.Monday, 16 January 2023
 
 Swift approval of foreign workers will help boost productivity, says MEF  Malaysian Employers Federation president Datuk Dr Syed Hussain Syed Husman said the plan would enable employers in the various sectors to operate at an optimal level after the government promised that the greenlight to bring in foreign workers will be given within three days.Wednesday, 11 January 2023
 
 Kelonggaran pengambilan pekerja asing mampu selesai isu kekurangan tenaga kerja - MEF  Persekutuan Majikan-Majikan Malaysia (MEF) percaya keperluan minimum untuk proses permohonan di bawah Pelan Kelonggaran Penggajian Pekerja Asing mampu membantu dalam menyelesaikan isu kekurangan tenaga kerja di negara ini.Wednesday, 11 January 2023
 
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WEBINAR ON EMPLOYMENT (AMENDMENT) ACT 2022Online Learning – Microsoft Teams / ZOOM8 February 2023 (9.00 AM – 5.00 PM)
[Face to Face] MANAGING POOR PERFORMANCE USING EFFECTIVE COACHING TOOLS-(C.L.E.A.R Model) MEF Academy, Petaling Jaya9-10 Feb 2023 (9.00 AM – 5.00 PM)
(MC) Memahami Akta Kerja Online Learning – Microsoft Teams / ZOOM13 Februari 2023 (9.00 AM – 5.00 PM)
 

2022e 2023f
Key Indicators*
Population (million)32.732.8
Real GDP (% Growth)6.5 - 7.04.0 - 5.0
Per Capita Income (RM)50,31453,286
CPI (% Growth)3.12.8 - 3.3
Labour Indicators*
Labour Force ('000)15,933.116,140.2
Unemployment Rate (%)3.8 - 4.03.5 - 3.7
Average Salary Increase**
Executive (%)5.26%5.44%
Non Executive (%)5.35%5.43%
Average Bonus Granted**
Executive (months)2.062.18
Non Executive (months)1.772.06
eEstimates   fForecast  
Source: * Economic Outlook 2023
             ** MEF Salary Surveys

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