KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 4 (Bernama) -- The Indian High Commission here has
announced revised guidelines and do*****ents for the employment of skilled
and unskilled workers from India which take effect from Nov 1 and they
include a minimum wage structure for them starting from RM800 a month.
Restaurant, construction and general workers, categorised as unskilled
workers, should be paid a minimum wage of RM800 a month while plantation
workers, including farm workers, should be paid RM850 a month.
The high commission said skilled workers of all trades were to be paid
minimum wages of RM1200 a month while the minimum wage for maids would
be RM1,400 a month.
It stressed that contracts which were below the minimum wage would not be endorsed by the high commission.
"Malaysian employers are also requested to bear in mind that no changes
or alterations are permitted or will be accepted to the revised contract
of employment, and that the Employment Contract along with the EMI
form, the Letter of Undertaking and all other do*****ents should be
submitted before the endorsement is done by the High Commission of
India," it said.
Under the revised guidelines, the high commission said it would be
mandatory for all Malaysian employers to execute an Employment Contract
in the revised format.
"It will be mandatory for all Malaysian employers to have each
employment contract attested by the High Commission of India prior to
the submission of the contract and other do*****ents to the Protector
General of Emigrants in India.
"In the absence of this attestation by the high commission, Indian
nationals whose passports bear the endorsement "Emigration Check
Required" will not be granted clearance by the Indian authorities and
will not consequently be permitted to travel to Malaysia for work," the
high commission said.
For the new format of the Employment Contract and EMI form as well as
other essential do*****ents, would-be employers can visit the high
commission's website at www.indianhighcommission.com.my and click on
the box titled "Labour matters".