Tuesday, September 1, 2009

KL Golf and Country Club sacks more than 240 caddies

KUALA LUMPUR: More than 240 caddies at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club were shocked when they reported for duty on Tuesday and found themselves jobless.

They were sacked with immediate effect without any proper compensation or notice, Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) general secretary G. Rajasegaran said.

"What was most shocking was that these locals were replaced by all foreigners who did not possess valid passes to work as caddies," he told Bernama.

Rajasegaran claimed that this was a very clear case of abuse by an employer and against the national policy of providing jobs to Malaysians first.

The KLGCC management could not be reached for comment.

Rajasegaran said the MTUC would help the workers lodge reports to the Labour Department and also to the Immigration Department on the violation of work permit conditions.

"We hope the Labour Department will treat this case as urgent and take appropriate measures to reinstate the workers," he added. - NST

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