Saravanan: Human Resources Ministry will tackle youth unemployment issues
The Human Resources Ministry will focus on addressing problems of youth unemployment and lack of job opportunities. Newly appointed Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan said, “currently, foreign workers are competing with our youths in the labour market and this will be the ministry’s main concern which will be looked into immediately.”
Datuk Seri Saravanan said he would also focus on strengthening relationship between the ministry and trade unions which is seen to be far from satisfactory. He added that he would take a prudent approach to the matter and would discuss with relevant parties to find the best solution to issues related to workers’ welfare and unions’ rights.
Datuk Seri Saravanan also thanked the Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) secretary-general, J. Solomon for showing positive signs that the union still has confidence that the ministry would resolve to enhance ties between the two parties.