KUCHING: Sarawak Land Consolidation and Rehabilitation Authority (Salcra), which operates 19 oil palm estates with total area of 51,600ha, has reported a sharp decline in local workers, particularly fruit harvesters, over the past 16 years.
KUCHING: Kementerian Kemajuan Tanah sedang melihat mengambil pekerja warga asing dari Myanmar, Nepal, Kemboja dan Vietnam bagi mengatasi kekurangan kira-kira 30,000 pekerja yang diperlukan sektor peladangan kelapa sawit negeri ini.
KUCHING: Sarawak Land Development Minister Tan Sri Dr James Masing has taken to task non-governmental organisations (NGOs) which are critical of the employment of foreign workers by oil palm plantations but offer no solution on resolving the sector’s acute labour shortage.
KUCHING: Sarawak is saddled with an acute shortage of about
35,000 workers in the plantation sector, especially for harvesting
and collection of oil palm fresh fruit bunches (FFBs) and general
field works, State Land Development Minister Tan Sri Dr James
Jemut Masing said.