Work Visit to FGV, Vice Minister of Labor Wanted to Confirm Labor Protection

Work Visit to FGV, Vice Minister of Labor Wanted to Confirm Labor Protection

InfoSAWIT, KUALA LUMPUR – Ministry of Labor keeps developing Perusahaan Penempatan Pekerja Migran Indonesia (P3MI), including to Malaysia so that the migrant workers could work based on the regulations published by the Government of Indonesia.

“I want that the migrant workers that would work in Malaysia should run in mutual benefit between the companies (that relocate them) and the migrant workers themselves,” Vice Minister of Labor, Afriansyah Noor said when visiting palm oil plantation company, Felda Global Ventures (FGV) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday (12/8/2022).

He thought, the protection to migrant workers starts from the recruit until they return (to Indonesia). The employment aspects should cover the work condition, the accommodation, the health and safety (for the migrant workers).

To confirm everything both in the condition and rights of the migrant workers, in April 2022, the Government of Indonesia and Malaysia signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) to relocate migrant workers in domestic sector to Malaysia, such as, relocating them in domestic sector through One Channel System (OCS).

It was confirmed by the signing of Joint Statement about the implementation of MoU to relocate and protect migrant workers in domestic sector in Malaysia.

“The MoU regulates about OCS of the migrant workers in domestic sector in Malaysia. We want that every migrant worker who works overseas should be relocated through OCS both in formal and domestic sectors in order that the relocation, the protection, and the monitoring of the migrant workers would be certain,” he said

He also continued, FGV as the biggest palm oil plantation in Malaysia that hires migrant workers until now, does cooperation in the relocation with some P3MI.

"I hope FGV could cooperate well with P3MI and collaborate with the Government of Indonesia or the representatives of the Government of Indonesia in Malaysia to comprehensively protect the migrant workers in FGV,” he said, as in the official statement to InfoSAWIT.

In the meeting, Noor also asked that FGV should pay attention to the work license of the migrant workers and there would be no one in non-procedural status and not getting protection. (T2)