Foreign workers reduction in Malaysian construction industry

Wai, Fun Choong and Mohd Amir Shazwan, Hashim and Abdolreza, Toudehdehghan (2018) Foreign workers reduction in Malaysian construction industry. INTI JOURNAL, 2 (8). ISSN e2600-7920


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Foreign or migrant workers are the indispensable workforces that has become part of the lives and economy in Malaysia. However, the presence of rising number of illegal foreign workers and much higher percentage of unskilled foreign workers than that of skilled and semi skilled have undeniable induced negative impact on political, economic and social aspect. The objectives of this research is to identify the factors for reduction of foreign workers and to propose strategies for reduction of foreign workers in Malaysian construction industry. Data were collected through explanatory sequential mixed method. The questionnaires were sent to the construction professional that have direct contacts with foreign workers and are working in G7 construction firm. The three principal factors for reduction of foreign workers to the Malaysian construction industry are "Imposing of new policies", "Foreign workers' main objective is only to earn income" and "Reduced quality of work (Bad workmanship)". This research proposes that "Enhance safety practice and procedure", "Working condition improved machinery for machine operator" and "Industrialized Building Systems" as the strategies for reduction of foreign workers.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: foreign workers, unskilled, reduction, Malaysian construction industry
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering & Quantity Surveying
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2019 02:40
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2019 02:40

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