: The local workforce should be given training and appropriate salary to work in the sector considered as dirty, difficult and dangerous, or 3D.
Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) secretary-general N. Gopal Kishnam said these are among the steps that should be taken by the government.
“If the best policy is drafted, we believe that local employees are able to fill the demands of the 3D industries,” said Gopal Kishnam. READ: Zahid challenges youths to do dirty, difficult and dangerous jobs READ: Clearer definition of '3D' jobs needed - Lee Lam Thye READ: '3D' jobs likely to continue offering low pay - Khairy
Gopal Kishnam was met after leading a group of MTUC members to the Human Resource Ministry complex on Thursday to hand over a memorandum protesting the taking of 1.5 million Bangladeshi workers.
Although not allowed in, a representative of the ministry were present to accept the memorandum.
The group gathered at around 10.15am and dispersed after having over the memorandum at around 11.30am.
On Sunday, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi called on local youths to take over the 3D jobs to reduce the country's dependence on foreign workers, who were dominating the plantation industry, manufacturing, construction, and cleaning service sectors.