Tuesday, July 20, 2021

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Revision on minimum wage long overdue

KUCHING: The move to revise the minimum wage is long overdue and very much needed, said an academician. Senior Lecturer and Head of Strategy, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) Dr Nur Zaimah Ubaidillah pointed out the...

MEF urges govt to delay review of minimum wages

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) has appealed to Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to delay the review of minimum wages which is due in February 2022. In a statement today, MEF president Datuk Dr Syed Hussain Syed...

Review of minimum wage rate welcomed

KUCHING: Many members of the public welcome the review of the minimum wage rate by the federal government. They point out that the current minimum wage was insufficient to make ends meet in view of the increasing costs of living.   Prime...

Increase income, livelihood of the people

KUCHING: Reviewing of the minimum wage rate by the federal government is a good move but, at the same time, the government must also look into how to increase the income and improve the livelihood of the people. This was...

Minimum wage rate being reviewed to keep it relevant

KUALA LUMPUR: The minimum wage rate is being reviewed to ensure the earnings of workers remain relevant with current economic conditions, said Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. The prime minister said the government is always concerned about the issue of minimum...

What happens when the US increases its minimum wage?

NEW YORK: Progressive lawmakers this week formally launched an effort to hike the US minimum wage, introducing legislation to gradually raise it from $7.25 to $15 an hour. The proposed increase is much larger than those in the recent past,...

Bonus up to govt, says Cuepacs

BY ALLAN JAY AND ALVERDTEKOSTER ANYAP KUCHING: Congress of Unions of Employees in Public and Civil Services Malaysia (Cuepacs) will let the government decide how much bonus will be given to civil servants in the country. Its president Adnan Mat stated...

Revisions should reflect realities

STATUTORY MINIMUM WAGE RATE KUCHING:  The statutory minimum wage rate should be periodically revised for adjustments to reflect the realities of life, said Malaysian Academy of Science Fellow, Dr Madeline Berma. The economist said this was necessary in the wake of...

222 employers statewide flout minimum wage rule

BY JAY WATSON KUCHING: A total of 222 employers throughout Sarawak have failed to comply with the government’s minimum wage policy set last year. Sarawak Labour Department director Awang Raduan Awang Omar said most of the errant employers owned business premises in remote areas. "In addition,...

Impacts Ringgit strength, warns MEF

KUCHING: Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) has estimated that the increase in minimum wages would add RM2.5 billion yearly in remittances to home countries, adding about seven percent to the estimated RM34 billion per year currently being remitted by foreign workers. “It is obvious...
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