According to Minister of Human Resources V. Sivakumar, a total of 123 outstanding salary claims have been filed by employees with the Labour Department, against the airline, to date.
Malaysia’s Minister of Human Resources V. Sivakumar is encouraging former MYAirlines employees to promptly submit their outstanding salary claims at the nearest employment office.
This is in response to the recent suspension of MYAirlines' operations, which took effect on 12 October 2023 (Thursday). According to a Facebook post by Minister Sivakumar, between 16 October 16 and October 31 2023, a total of 123 outstanding salary claims have been filed by employees with the Labour Department, against the airline.
In that vein, the Minister said the Human Resources Ministry (Kementerian Sumber Manusia, or KSM) the need for any remaining affected employees to come forward with their claims, to allow further actions to be taken in line with existing legislation.
As of 31 October, MYAirline has released a statement saying: "MYAirline would like to reiterate that we have not terminated or placed any staff on unpaid leave since 12 October 2023 until to-date. We do understand the difficulties faced by our staff and we would like to assure them that we are doing everything in our power to address their plight.
"We would encourage our staff to cooperate with us in this difficult time as we have their best interests at heart."
The company added that besides an internal tabung ihsan (fund) which was set-up to collect donations from within MYAirline for employees most adversely affected, it has also made arrangements with the Social Security Organization (SOCSO) for employees to apply for the Employee Insurance Scheme "to ease their financial burden during this period."