MYAirline made an agreement with Socso to ease employees' financial burdenNOR SYAMIRA LIANA NOR ASHAHA
SHAH ALAM - Low-cost airline MYAirline Sdn Bhd (MYAirline) has made an agreement with the Social Security Organisation (Socso) for its staff to apply for the Employment Insurance Scheme (EIS).
MYAirline stated in a statement that the agreement was made to help ease their financial burden while facing this difficult period.
"MYAirline would like to reiterate that we have not laid off or placed any staff on leave without pay since Oct 12 until now.
"We understand the difficulties our staff are facing, and we want to assure them that we are doing everything possible to address their concerns," the statement read on Tuesday.
It was reported that the Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) claimed that MYAirline's sudden notice of temporary suspension of operations was unprofessional.
Its secretary-general, Kamarul Baharin Mansor, said that this situation has left over 900 workers disoriented after being instructed to work from home.
Further, the company has failed to pay its overdue wages.
Commenting further, the airline said Tabung Ihsan has been launched to collect donations for severely affected employees.
MYAirline also submitted an official show cause letter to the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) and the Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) within the stipulated date.
MYAirline added that it has received 15 proposals from potential investors, and two of them were currently in the advanced negotiation stage.
“The team is working around the clock to finalise a recapitalisation package that will restore our operations.
"This will also facilitate the reimbursement of money to affected passengers and the payment of salaries and statutory fees," the statement said.