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May 24, 2016

MEF Seminar on Effective Downsizing - The Right Approach

MEF Seminar on Effective Downsizing - The Right Approach



The Right Approach 

HRDF Claimable

2 June 2016 (Thursday)
Eastin Hotel Petaling Jaya, Selangor

MEF Members:- 

RM950.00 Per Pax + 6% GST 

Non Members:- 

RM1,100 per pax + 6% GST
  • The current economic climate has caused employers to focus on managing their business in an efficient manner without causing major disruption to operations. Some of the measures taken involve downsizing the workforce, temporary lay-off, and other cost cutting measures.
  • MEF is organizing the above Seminar with the sole purpose of guiding our members on the need to handle the downsizing and other related issues in an effective manner, thus avoiding any legal issues that may arise.
  • As downsizing may lead to termination of redundant employees. MEF has lined up distinguished speakers to speak on the pre-retrenchment measures, the retrenchment exercise proper, and post-retrenchment measures. The speakers include Former Industrial Court Chairman Mr. P. Iruthayaraj, and the Advisor (Special Functions) of MEF Mr. M. Vivekanandan, who authored the book ‘Guide to Redundancy and Retrenchment’, Mr. Goh Seng Wing the Senior Consultant, MEF and Mr. Nantha Kumar, Consultant, MEF. Mr. Nantha Kumar will share with the participants a company’s experience where he assisted in handling this sensitive matter without any legal complications.
  • A complimentary copy of MEF Publication ‘Guide to Redundancy and Retrenchment’ will be given to all participants.

8.00am - 9.00am          Registration of Participants 

9.00am - 10.30am       Pre-retrenchment measures 
                                     by Mr. M Vivekanandan, Adviser – Special Functions, MEF 

10.30am - 11.00am      Tea break 

11.00am - 1.00pm       Retrenchment and Post Retrenchment Measures
                                     by Mr. Goh Seng Wing, Senior Consultant – Industrial Relations, MEF 

1.00pm - 2.00pm          Lunch Break 

2.00pm - 3.00pm         The VSS Exercise, A Company’s Experience
                                      by Mr. Nantha Kumar, Consultant - Industrial Relations, MEF 

3.00pm - 4.30pm         The Sime Tyre Case – Guideline for Effective Retrenchment
                                      by Tuan P. Iruthayaraj
                                      (The Chairman who handed down the decision of the Court) 

4.30pm - 5.00pm           Tea Break and Close 


Upon receipt of the registration form, an invoice would be issued for payment. All confirmed participants must pay full fee before the events. Walk-in participants with payment will be admitted on space availability basis. 
  • Payment in cheque or bank draft made in favour of MALAYSIAN EMPLOYERS FEDERATION
  • Payment by bank deposit to Accounts No: 105280002422, Affin Islamic Bank Berhad in favour of MALAYSIAN EMPLOYERS FEDERATION. A Copy of the transfer slip and invoice number should be emailed to or

For registration form: CLICK HERE

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