According to the reports of the Ministry of Labour’s statistical bulletin, there were approximately 5,616 applications that were received for new recruitment in December last year. Among these applications, more than half of them (at 3,376 applications) were requests to help modify the profession of the applicant. Only two of these were rejected.
In total, 2,569 applications were given the seal of approval while 3,047 were rejected. Other reasons for applications include permit renewal and the issuance of new permits. The Ministry has been hard at work to keep everything in tip-top shape, and to ensure all operations are running smoothly despite the holiday rush. In particular, there were 59 inspection visits conducted at labour recruitment offices. As a result, six warnings were issued to ensure that these offices make amendments based on violations. The ministry also made sure to provide proper guidance and advice to the offices to assist in keeping with State laws.
In line with this, the Labour Inspection Department made 3,375 inspection visits to various establishments as well in order to monitor compliance with the law.
Along with the applications, the Labour Relations Department also received approximately 1,757 complaints from employees as well. Of these, the department was able to settle 389 complaints. Afterwards, 249 complaints were then referred to the labour dispute settlement committees. Currently, there are still 1,163 complaints that are being investigated.
Around 62 complaints were received from domestic workers, all to ensure that both employers and employees are well within their rights and are properly treated in accordance with labour laws and proper work practices.
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