Tag: Minimum wage
However, Dr Michael Jeyakumar warns that raising wages too much may cause the country to lose out on important investments.
About 4 million Thais live on minimum wages, prompting business lobbies to call for delays in any increase as poor economic conditions are already pressuring companies.
Employers given a grace period of one month to buck up.
Skills training centres may be opened after hours, says human resources minister Kula Segaran.
It may be too much to expect a stronger turnaround so soon, but where there is resistance to transformation and change for the better, the government has to be tougher.
PSM central committee member Dr Michael Jeyakumar warns of a decline in B40 support for PH due to the perceived failure to address issues faced by the poor.
The rally participants also want the government to prevent workplace discrimination.
The human resources minister says 98% of employers have complied with the directive which came into force earlier this year.
Minister M Kula Segaran says minimum wage matters are reviewed every two years.
Means testing is a fairer way of redistributing wealth and resources.
The umbrella union says this will take away the negotiating power of unions to get the best possible wage for workers.
The human resources minister says this is what the National Wages Consultative Council Act recommends.
It reminds the minister of Pakatan Harapan's pledge to raise the minimum wage to RM1,500, following his statement that RM1,100 is 'too high' for some sectors.
The human resources minister says the ministry is looking into more "relevant" basic salaries for different sectors.
While governments everywhere should take care of their most vulnerable citizens, the idea of guaranteeing a basic income is wrong for India right now.
State Labour Department tells workers not receiving their dues to lodge reports.
The contract between Uber and its former driver was "an employment contract" because the driver was dependent for his work on the ride-hailing app.
French president Emmanuel Macron is pledging tax cuts for pensioners and minimum wage increases that will cost France a whopping 8-10 billion euros.
President Moon Jae-in strongly believes in his government’s economic policy basis and explains why it’s impossible to have sustainable growth without changing the imbalanced structure of South Korea's polarised society.
It shows Malaysians are not shy to accept lower-paying jobs just to stay employed.
The Penang MTUC says this will help overcome the problem of workers having to work long hours to make ends meet or pay off debts.
Employees who earn monthly wages are expected to make a minimum contribution of RM264.
At the heart of the country's labour and employment issues is the need to ensure that every worker enjoys a decent standard of living.
As long as there are no real policy changes in minimum wages and the entry of foreign workers into the country, locals will continue to look overseas to earn a decent living.