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Policy Brief No.4

By September 3, 2020October 29th, 2023No Comments

Preserving Workers’ Jobs, Sidelining Their Voice? Tripartite Dysfunction Amidst Covid-19 Crisis

Tripartite discord has been brewing in Malaysia, surrounding the impact of the Covid-19 crisis, the state of jobs and wages, and the government’s responses. When Putrajaya announces a programme or a notification on the labour market situation, trade unions swiftly object to those policies or cast doubt on the claims. This does not happen to all policy measures and updates, but to quite a few major pronouncements.