According to a statement from the department, the investigations carried out also found that the company, WRP Asia Pacific Sdn Bhd, have committed other labour offences including not paying overtime, unfair pay cuts and wrongful working hours during break and public holidays.
It said that the department had carried out the investigations following a phone call from the Royal Malaysia Police on Tuesday over the strike carried out by the company’s 2,000 foreign workers.
Following the discussions between WRP Asia Pacific Sdn Bhd, the Industrial Relations Department, the Nepal Embassy and the Bangladesh High Commission, an agreement was reached on a payment schedule that would see the workers to receive their monthly salaries and overtime claims on time, it said.
The department would also initiate legal action against WRP Asia Pacific Sdn Bhd in the near future to prevent recurrence of such incident and to serve as a reminder to other employers as well, it said.
Nearly 2,000 Nepalese workers at the glove manufacturing plant ended their third strike on Tuesday after the management promised to pay their salaries.