National Wages Council invites public to share views on annual wage guidelines

The office crowd in Central Business District (CBD).
The office crowd in Central Business District (CBD).PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - The National Wages Council (NMC) is asking for views from the public on its annual wage recommendations.

The council will meet in April and May to develop its wage and wage-related guidelines, NWC said in a statement on Friday (March 24).

"In its deliberations on wage guidelines, the NWC considers factors such as Singapore's economic performance, as well as the domestic and global economic outlook," it said.

It also takes into account Singapore's economic competitiveness, labour market conditions, inflation and productivity growth.

"Members of the public are encouraged to share their views on what could be included in the annual wage recommendations, as well as other wage-related issues," NWC said.

The council is made up of representatives from NTUC unionists, employers and government officials.

Last year, the NWC recommended an increase of between $50 and $65 for those earning a basic monthly salary of up to $1,100.

The feedback can be sent by April 14 to the secretary of the NWC through email at nwc_secretariat@mom.gov.sg or by mail at the address:

The Secretary

National Wages Council

c/o Manpower Planning and Policy Division

18 Havelock Road #07-01