Monthly wage is the only source of income for decent living therefore, every worker need a realistic monthly income.
The National Wages Consultative Council (NWCC) is required to review the minimum wage every two (2) years taking into consideration all factors relating to economy and labour market data. However, Malaysian workers were denied a revision of wages for 18 months as the review was only effected on 1 July 2016.
The minimum wage now is RM1,000.00 for Peninsular Malaysia and RM 920.00 for Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan. Although, it is better than prior to the implementation of the minimum wage, it is still inadequate given the rapidly rising cost of living whilst some irresponsible employers continue to earn bigger profits.
The Barisan Mantap MTUC will endeavor to strengthen the voice of the workers’ representative at the NWCC to secure RM 1,500 minimum wage for workers in Peninsular Malaysia, Sarawak, Sabah and Labuan without discrimination as is now. Secondly, to ensure that the NWCC regulates for other workers’ salaries to be suitably adjusted as well when the review of minimum wage is implemented.
We are confident that this move will enhance the income of bottom 40% (B40) at a faster pace as envisaged by the government.
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Long Live MTUC – Long Live Workers