Published: Wednesday June 20, 2012 MYT 6:15:00 PM
Subramaniam: 4,842 Socso recipients have accepted return to work offers
KUALA LUMPUR: Since the 'Return to Work' programme was launched in 2007, 4,842 workers who suffered employment injuries have returned to work, said Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam.
He said the number was part of 7,000 workers who were involved in various types of workplace accidents as recorded by the Social Security Organisation (Socso).
"Some prefer the easy way, that is to rely on their pension. But I feel they should not just be sitting at home because pension means only part of their salary," he told reporters after launching the Return To Work Conference here Wednesday.
He said the Government would continue to assist employers in setting up better workplaces for people with disability.
However, the success of the initiative would depend on support from employers, he said, adding that some of them were not very cooperative.
Subramaniam also said that a new rehabilitation centre in Malacca for workers with disability was expected to be completed by end-2013.
The facility, to be one of the most modern in Southeast Asia, would provide training and support for such workers who intended to go back to work. - Bernama