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MAS staff facing retrechment

Posted by | May 29, 2015 | retrenchment-malaysia, Uncategorized

Malaysia Airlines flight attendances walk at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang on March 13, 2014. Malaysian police have searched the homes of the crew members of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 as they investigate the disappearance of the aircraft. The Malaysian Insider/Najjua Zulkefli

Khazanah Nasional Bhd has agreed to retrench Malaysia Airlines (MAS) employees in accordance with the collective agreement (CA), which include a 1.5-month salary in lieu of every year of service and not less, MAS Employees Union (Maseu) said.

MASEU executive secretary Mohd Jabarullah Abdul Kadir said the outcome of yesterday’s last-minute meeting called by Khazanah, the owner of MAS, had been finalised in accordance with the terms sought by the unions.

“The most crucial thing is that the employees will get what had been promised under the CA. That’s important,” he said.

Jabarullah said that the union was concerned over employees who would be laid off, but were still willing to work as they have responsibilities on their shoulders.
“I just wish that they are taken to be retrained so that they can be employed elsewhere.”

Between 6,000 and 8,000 of MAS employees out of about 20,000 will be laid off by Khazanah over the next one year as part of its RM6 billion plan to restructure the airline.


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