SUPP PCB ready to stand up against unreasonable retrenchment

Photo shows SUPP PCB chief Wilfred Yap in discussion with individuals seeking his assistance and legal advice after their employment was terminated.

KUCHING, Aug 13: Sarawak United People’s Party Public Complaints Bureau (SUPP PCB) is always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone facing unreasonable dismissal or retrenchment during the Covid-19 pandemic, says its chief Wilfred Yap.

He urges employees in Sarawak facing employment issues but  no idea how to deal with it not to suffer in silence but to stand up for their benefits and rights.

He also asserted that those who have been dismissed without proper explanation or compensation by their employers should lodge complaints with the Sarawak Labour Department on the seventh and eighth floors of Bangunan KWSP, Kuching.

“Any employee who feels that they are not fairly treated or their termination is not fairly done can personally go to the Sarawak Labour Department and where necessary, their cases would be referred to the Labour Court or Industrial Court by the department.

“The verdict or decision of the Sarawak Labour Court or Industrial Court can only be challenged in the High Court,” said Yap in a press statement today.

This was brought up by Yap after he was approached by eight individuals seeking legal advice and assistance in claiming reasonable compensation which they are legally entitled to after they were dismissed by their employers.

“The eight individuals informed that they were previously employed as teachers in a tuition school and their employers had terminated their employments on short notice during the Covid-19 Movement Control Order (MCO) period,” he explained.

In stating this, he said to have on behalf of the eight individuals requested Sarawak Labour Department to conduct thorough investigation on their complaints and thereby ensure that the legal rights to adequate compensation or retrenchment benefits to be paid.

For those who require similar assistance are welcomed to call SUPP PCB’s contact number at 016-7797688 or 082-246999, or visit the SUPP Head Office directly for further inquiries. —DayakDaily