National Human Resources Policy Framework (NHRPF) launched

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim launched the National Human Resources Policy Framework (NHRPF) today in conjunction with the Labour Day celebration.

The framework would address key aspects that also include equitable compensation and job welfare.

According to Human Resources Minister Steven Sim Chee Keong, the framework which is made up of three cores and 11 strategies was developed after gaining feedback from stakeholders and the public via engagements, discussions and surveys.

“This framework addresses crucial issues related to workers, such as fair compensation, job welfare, labour union movements, job mismatches, and foreign labour.

“This framework will further serve as a guide in formulating the comprehensive National Human Resources Policy for the 13th Malaysia Plan,” he said during his speech at the 2024 national Labour Day celebration themed ‘Pekerja Kesuma Bangsa’.

Sim highlighted that the forthcoming pilot project of the Progressive Wage Policy, in collaboration with the Ministry of Economy, is expected to commence in June.

“The Madani Government has allocated RM50mil for this pilot project, which will benefit an estimated 1.05 million Malaysian workers,” he added

The proposed White Paper on the Progressive Wage Policy was presented in Parliament on Nov 30 last year, forming part of the government’s strategy to increase the median wage of workers and their share of compensation for the remainder of the 12th Malaysia Plan and the next 10 years.

Outlining the Human Resources Ministry’s agenda for the year, Sim revealed that RM2.56bil has been earmarked for skills training initiatives, encompassing diverse fields on demand such as artificial intelligence, robotics, green economy and 5G technology.

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