Rethink strategies to retain workers amid badly-hit economy, urges SWP

Lavenia Mawas hopes that employers will retain their workers despite touch time.

SIBU, Apr 30: Sarawak Workers Party (SWP) urges all employers in the country to have sympathy and, as far as possible, do their best to retain their workers.

“In conjunction with this year’s Labour Day celebration which falls on May 1, I wish all workers good health and are safe with the family throughout this Covid-19 pandemic.

“However it is rather sad that during this Labour Day occasion, some of the workers have lost their jobs, some may have a salary cut and some may have no salary at all due to the long catastrophe faced by the country and the whole world due to Covid-19 pandemic,” said its secretary-general, Lavenia Mawas.

She noted that as workers are the key element of nation building, their plight should always be looked into, especially now when everyone is badly hit economically.

Owing to this, she wanted employers to be sympathetic by not laying off their workers.

“I believe Malaysian workers are resilient, strong and well prepared to face the possibility of the bad days ahead, if Covid-19 pandemic is prolonged,” she said.

Meanwhile, SWP further urged the government to waive vehicle road tax for a period of one year to all receivers of Bantuan Sara Hidup (BSH) , Bantuan Prihatin Nasional (BPN) and workers in the country as they are in financial constraint.—DayakDaily

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