Welfare and the employment issues related to foreign workers in Sabah:a case study of Mensuli Estate / Nur Aziemah Jasni

Jasni, Nur Aziemah (2014) Welfare and the employment issues related to foreign workers in Sabah:a case study of Mensuli Estate / Nur Aziemah Jasni. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA.

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Abstract

The study analysed the welfare and employment issues related to foreign workers in Sabah. This study aims to determine the main factors that contribute to the oil palm productivity in relation to minimum wage, welfare management, and training provided to the foreign workers, to examine productivity status of the foreign harvesters and loose fruit collectors with welfare management and to examine the foreign harvesters and loose fruit collectors’ employment situations in oil palm plantations in the study area. The method that been used to obtain the data in this study was questionnaire distribution method and personal interviews. The questionnaire consisted four (4) sections the questionnaire format based on Likert Scale. The data were analysed by using factorial analysis. The factor analysis identified seven factors that lead to welfare and employment issues of foreign workers. The results showed that competition with Indonesian palm oil plantation, training provided by the company, welfare management, satisfaction with the company welfare management, wage satisfaction, minimum wage and high cost of living have effects on welfare and employment issues of foreign workers in this study. It was found that most of the respondents know about the wage hike in Indonesia palm oil plantations and they were willing to return back to their homeland. Therefore the government should take an action to prevent the workers shortage issues in the plantation by encouraging younger generation to work in the plantation sectors

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Creators:
CreatorsID Num.
Jasni, Nur AziemahUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Labor. Work. Working class > Labor. Work environment
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Labor. Work. Working class > Classes of labor, Including women, children, students, middle-aged and older persons, minorities > Immigrant labor. Foreign workers > Malaysia
Divisions: Faculty of Plantation and Agrotechnology
Item ID: 14252
Uncontrolled Keywords: Welfare; Employment issues; foreign workers; Sabah
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2016 07:45
Depositing User: Staf Pendigitalan 2
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/14252

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