Minimum wage based on sectors in 2 years

The government said it would review minimum wage rates according to job sectors. (Bernama pic)

IPOH: The government will start implementing minimum wage according to sectors in the next two years, said Human Resources Minister M Kula Segaran.

He said under the National Wages Consultative Council Act (NWCC) 2011, a review of the minimum wage should be carried out every two years.

“Many people are unaware that matters on wages are determined by a committee (National Wage Legislative Technical Committee). The minister has no power.

“Before the implementation of the minimum wage of RM1,100, discussions were held to cover all aspects.

“According to the NWCC Act 2011, the matter will be reviewed but it is for later, not for now,” he told reporters after a meet-and-greet session at the Satria 4.0 & TVET (Technical Vocational Education and Training) Seminar 2019 here.

Last week, it was reported that the government would review the minimum wage rates according to job sectors.