The Department of Labour was established in 1912 and is one of 12 departments and agencies under the purview of the Ministry of Human Resources.
Prior to the 1960s, its objective was to 'protect the interests of workers in the plantations and mines’. In 1970, the Department of Labour merged with the Department of Industrial Relations. This coalition focused on the settlement of disputes involving workers and unions.
The restructuring of labour institutions continued to be made to realise their functions and responsibilities more effectively.Among the changes made was the separation of the Department of Labour from the Industrial Relations Department (IRD) and redraft of the responsibilities and functions. The Department of Labour was made responsible for the welfare and the interests of workers in establishing harmonious relations between the employer and the employee.
The Employment Services Division under the Department of Labour was merged with the Department of Labour of Peninsular Malaysia (JBSM) effective from February 2003.
This merger brought great changes to JBSM which involved additional functions such as labour information gathering and placement of job seekers in the private sector.
The merger resulted in the change of the department’s name in Malay (although the name remained unchanged in English).
Warna / Color
( Warna Tulisan)